Sep 3, 2009

The Little House They Used To Live In

It's 1978. Hikashu members lived together in small house at residential area of East Tokyo, listening records of Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Derek Bailey et al., and doing some experimentation. Then they recorded a demo and passed it to Chikada Haruo, musician and record producer. Chikada immediately loved the tape and next day he phoned them to tell that he want to produce the band.

The demo was finally issued as "Hikashu 1978" in 1997, and it verified they were practicing lo-fi music when the term did not exist at all. Many fans prefer the tape to "produced" version.