Kikagaku Moyo (Japanese for “geometric patterns”) are a Tokyo-based psychedelic rock band whose sound incorporates elements of Krautrock, Indian ragas, and acid folk. They balance heavy, crushing jams with softer, more contemplative moments, recalling Japanese psych groups like Acid Mothers Temple and Ghost, as well as their predecessors such as Far East Family Band and the Flower Travellin’ Band.
Initially self-released digitally, the album was given a vinyl release by Greek label Cosmic Eye later in the year, followed by an American release by Captcha Records in 2014. The group released two more albums in 2014 (Mammatus Clouds and Forest of Lost Children), and generated growing interest in the international psychedelic scene, with appearances at Austin Psych Fest and L.A. Psych Fest, in addition to successful tours of America, the U.K., and Europe.
In 2015, the group shared split 7″ singles with Moon Duo as well as Kinski and Acid Mothers Temple leader Makoto Kawabata. In 2016, the group’s fourth album, House in the Tall Grass, was released by Japanese label Guruguru Brain.
Kikagaku Moyo released their 5th full length album “Masana Temples” on Guruguru Records in September 2018.
Down With The Gypsies is a young five piece, based in Karlsruhe, Germany and Linz, Austria. The band was formed in late 2015 by singer & guitarist Gaba Wierzbicka and drummer Tom Schneckenhaus.
In March 2017 they recorded their debut LP “Kassiopeia” at Kapu Studio in Linz, Austria. It was self-released in July 2017. In August and September this year the band toured Europe for the first time. They signed with Stonefree Records, released their debut “Kassiopeia” in a new outfit in early 2018.
Arena Vienna / Big Hall / adv 16 € / doors 19 € / 19.00h