The Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2022

The music world has been slowly uncoiling from the pandemic which gave us another onslaught of great 2022 releases this year. This created another tough think tank around what albums would make The Blazing Top 50. There are plenty that we missed and one rule at TFN is that a review had to be posted … Read more

Kikagaku Moyo: Kumoyo Island [Album Review]

Kikagaku MoyoKumoyo IslandGuruguru Brain [2022] It is always better to go out on your own terms. So many times, things can implode and just leave a very unsatisfying “what if” scenario. How did your favorite musical artist call time on a career? Did a band member pass away? Did they break up? You just never … Read more

Kikagaku Moyo: Kumoyo Island (Orange Wax | 6000 Copies)

This should be one of your first Friday Bandcamp purchases today. Kumoyo Island is the fifth studio album and last (per the band) record released from Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo. This limited gatefold orange variant is only available at their Bandcamp page or their webstore (for a few dollars less w/o download). The album is available … Read more

Kikagaku Moyo – “Cardboard Pile” [Video]

Let the excitement build as “Cardboard Pile” is the first track from Kumoyo Island; the fifth studio album & said to be the last from Kikagaku Moyo. The full album will be released digitally on May 6th 2022, with vinyl available for pre-order. Reconvening at Tsubame Studios in Asakusabashi, Tokyo, where their earliest material had … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

It’s artist of the week time and it is also Bandcamp Friday so start reading and then start buying! Up first is a no brainer where New York and Tokyo meld minds from Ryley Walker and Kikagaku Moyo, followed by the post-punk of Glasgow’s Nightshift and then TFN leaves you with the punk rock of … Read more

Kikagaku Moyo + Ryley Walker: Deep Fried Grandeur (Orange Wax | 450 Copies)

Deep Fried Grandeur is a collaboration between the talented New York based guitarist Ryley Walker and Japanese psychedelic rockers Kikagaku Moyo. Recorded live at Le Guess Who? in Utrecht in 2018, the two artists present lengthy, kaleidoscopic jams shot through with freak folk and jazz. This is a must have for anyone that enjoys either … Read more

Kikagaku Moyo: Live At Levitation [Album Review]

Kikagaku Moyo Live At LevitationThe Reverberation Appreciation Society [2021] Kikagaku Moyo’s name translated means “geometric patterns.” The group hails from Tokyo, Japan and has been active since 2012. The band also hosts their own label, Guruguru Brain, which has some of the best psychedelic artists on their roster in music today. When this album hit … Read more

Kikagaku Moyo – “Smoke And Mirrors (Live At Levitation)” [Video]

The Reverberation Appreciation Society is proud to launch a brand new live series, Live at LEVITATION. Recorded over the history of the world-renowned event, the series captures key moments in psychedelic rock history, and live music in Austin, Texas. The artists and sets showcased here have been chosen from over a decade of recordings, and … Read more

Kikagaku Moyo: Mammtus Clouds EP (Burgundy & Cream Butterfly-Shaped Wax | 2000 Copies)

If you have recently become a Kikagaku Moyo fan then this reissue is for you. The Mammtus Clouds EP goes for some money on the second hand market so this repress from Guruguru Brain should be well received. This EP was originally released in a limited run of 100 cassettes in early 2014 and on … Read more