Born on the streets of Japan and honed through time spent busking on the streets, its easy to slot Kikagaku Moyo in alongside fellow travelers Acid Mother's Temple and Ghost, though the latter may be a bit closer in scope, with the band folding a heaping dose of psych-folk into their otherwise heavy, rhythmic style. With three releases swiftly wrought upon the world, the band doesn't seem to be losing any time, and their latest Forest of Lost Children appears to be crystallizing their sound into a thrumming, burnt skies brand of dropout psych. While that release is still fresh from a May release, their first two albums see a US vinyl reissue via Captcha, making the whole lot of slash n' burners available domestically. The band's prowess lies in balancing their dynamic range, moving fluidly from sitar laced breakdowns to acoustic strums and locked pattern jamming. Everything about the band warrants keeping an eye on them, but for now Forest of Lost Children seems to be ruling the turntable.
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