Kikagaku Moyo, JJUUJJUU
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
The fifteen plus minute mind-melting sonic explorations of this San Diego instrumental rock trio make a strong case for the appropriateness of their name: the jams simply don't seem of this world. Featuring members of jaw-dropping live acts Rocket From The Crypt, Howlin' Rain, Nebula and Hot Snakes, a power trio this powerful is just about as rare as a band described as psych-rock actually being a psychedelic rock band these days.
-Sled Island website
Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Japanese for Geometric Patterns) is the musical union between five free spirits. Go Kurosawa (drums, Vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (Guitar, Vocals) formed the band in 2012 as a free artist’s collective. They met Kotsuguy (Bass) while he was recording noise from vending machines and Akira (Guitar) through their university. Ryu Kurosawa had been studying Sitar in India, upon returning home he found the perfect outlet for his practice.
They recorded their first EP in a day and posted it to Bandcamp. On the other side of the world, a small label from Greece was listening and offered to press a limited run of LPs. Interest picked up through the blogging community and the band found tight group of dedicated fans around the globe. Since 2013 the band has released two full lengths, an EP, and several singles. They have toured Australia, the United States, Europe and Japan extensively. Kikagaku Moyo love to connect with people through performing, whether they are playing in a barn deep in a Swedish forest, on a desolate Mediterranean beach, or beside a sleepy river at 2014’s Levitation Fest they bring out the magic in everyone present.
Their latest release “House in the Tall Grass” (Guruguru Brain) was recorded in the winter of 2015/16 in Tokyo. Their delicate use of melody and soft vocal harmonies contrast seamlessly with fuzzed out sitar riffs and feedback. To Kikagaku Moyo a song is like a breath of wind through the leaves or a fish jumping from the water. Their music is a conversation—sometimes delicate and tender other times explosive, but always human and always changing.
JJUUJJUU is an astral union, an arcane ritual, and above all, a conversation.
"Harnessing an unspoken energy, the pairing (Andrew Clinco of Incan Abraham + Phil Pirrone, founder of Moon Block Party) have exponentially blossomed from a sonic experiment to a forceful, telepathic dialogue of distinct-but-aligned vibrations. Releasing this dynamic on an expanding spiral of planned and impromptu live shows in the American southwest, the magnetism of the duo only continues to grow, along with its devoted, traveling coterie of entranced acolytes." – S.M. 2012
"When it comes to suspending your brain somewhere between stoner oblivion and psychedelic bliss, JJUUJJUU has mojo. The trance-y rock is the new venture of singer-guitarist Phil Pirrone and Incan Abraham drummer Andrew Clinco. Over the drummer's thunderous rhythms, Pirrone loops guitar and bass, building an almost primordial swirl of tones." --Buzzbands.la