These five noise makers originally hail from St Petersburg in Russia. Much like their singular name, their artful, noisy distillation of krautrock and pop is suitably mind opening with 2015 debut album Everything Else Matters acting as the perfect introduction to their unique styles.
Since then the band haven't rested on their laurels, instead going out on tour and prepping new material in the form of second album Grandfeathered. Released today (26 February), the record sees the group taking their experiments further into untethered musical territory and to mark the release, we asked guitarist Roman to curate a selection of tracks. Tuck into some otherworldly musical moments from The Octopus Project and Youngsbower below…
Fripp & Eno - Evensong (not on Spotify)
Two great maestros with simple and hypnotising loop.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Glide
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is my favourite new musician. Awesome analogue made soundscapes with otherworldly vocal melodies.
Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong - Party on a Floating Cake (not on Spotify)
it would be great to visit a party on a floating cake if it as great as this song
Yasuaki Shimizu - Kakashi (not on Spotify)
I'm not a big fan of saxophone, but this guy can make it sound really fascinating
Tones on Tail - Rain
Incredibly warm song for a goth band.
Sunroof! - Dharma Gin (not on Spotify)
Weird and pleasant noises - one of my favourite combinations in music.
The Octopus Project - Deep Spice
My favourite band at the moment, perfect mix of complex electronica and live instrumentation.
Frak - Synthfrilla (not on Spotify)
This swedish industrial band made one of the most beautiful tracks in my life.
Youngsbower - Welding The Sea
Weird and pleasant noises #2.
Mariah - ????
More pop-oriented project by Yasuaki Shimizu, this is how pop music would sound in a perfect world.