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Ookii Gekkou

by Vanishing Twin

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StrangeFlow
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StrangeFlow I guess I became a fanboy with the first listen of "Choose Your Own Adeventure" - their style is really creative and unique and finds a way between free jazz, experimental, psychedelic and pop (and a lot of other genres). Light Vessel has a really funny 80s robot vibe and The Organism reminds of Broadcast and the Focus Group. Just awesome. Favorite track: Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou).
David Durand
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David Durand This record is definitely growing on me, super groovy tunes ! Favorite track: The Lift.
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blue-pool-noodle Did....did they make their album cover by printing it out on a home printer and taking a picture of it? The lines across the black part I mean. Am I imagining that? Also the album is great. Favorite track: The Organism.
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modal kinema Beyond the obvious influences of landmark groups like Stereolab, Portishead, and Broadcast, Vanishing Twin marks out its own voice through its meticulous ensemble of deep groove, tonal range, and startling range of sonic textures. If "Age of Immunology" was an immaculate start that promised much, "Ooki Gekkou" is a masterpiece collection of spaces and "zones" (hardly really "songs") that exemplify the group's surrealist grasp on structure.
Gareth Fitzpatrick
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Gareth Fitzpatrick If this is anything to go by Vanishing Twin won’t be invisible for long. A beautiful journey...sublime vocals, great funk/boogie hooks and imaginative electronic flourishes. Highly recommended
DeKremp
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DeKremp All of the albums these guys have are pretty good. Makes for great morning coffee music Favorite track: Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou).
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Zuum 05:38
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The Organism 04:36
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In Cucina 05:33
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Light Vessel 03:41
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Tub Erupt 02:52
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The Lift 03:10

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*Out OCTOBER 15th 2021*

There’s a mystery to Vanishing Twin – from their name to the multitude of sounds that inhabit their music. They don’t sound like many but they hint at plenty. ‘Ookii Gekkou’ (Japanese for Big Moonlight) is the sound of ordinary life under a different set of rules, a record conceived and created in dark times – a sort of dream catcher for all the madness of the past year.

Vanishing Twin explore new ground on ‘Ookii Gekkou’ incorporating elements of afrofunk, outer jazz and avant-garde, all while referencing Sun Ra to Alice Coltrane, Martin Denny to Morricone, Can’s Holger Czukay to meditative Gamelan, or The Free Design, to library music of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Locked into their strangely-accessible groove is a history of ‘other’ sound, a crafted hauntology that evinces something completely new.

“One of the most original and exciting acts of the moment” The Quietus

Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussive rallies purvey throughout ‘Ookii Gekkou’, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound, no mean feat for the newly-trimmed quartet of songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps.

Vanishing Twin is a conundrum in these fragmenting times; familiar, yet different; appealing to this world, but from another, parallel one.

“A band that fearlessly floats in the hazy space between the real world and an imagined one, blurring the line between warmly nostalgic and eerily haunted” Pitchfork

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released October 15, 2021

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Vanishing Twin London, UK

Singer Cathy Lucas (Innerspace Orchestra), drummer Valentina Magaletti (Raime, Tomaga, Uuuu, Neon Neon), bassist Susumu Mukai (Zongamin, Floating Points), library music head Phil M.F.U. (Man From Uranus) on strange sounds, and film maker and visual artist Elliott Arndt on flute and percussion. ... more

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