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Minami Deutsch
Minami Deutsch

Beware: krautrock is on its way back. And this time, it’s coming from Japan. None-to-subtly indicating their inclinations in their nomenclature, Minami Deutsch combine Japanese thoroughness with German thoroughness. The result is a hypnotically straightforward debut, with tireless drum(computer)s carrying distorted vocals and wavy bass lines.
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Ramayana Soul
Sabdatanmantra

Ramayana Soul are an excellent Indonesian outfit who pull off a heady blend of actual Eastern music with some of 60’s-ish Western psychedelic music that originally took influence from the East. Sabdatanmantra thus reclaims and re-appropriates at the same time, staying gorgeous and groovy the whole time! Out on Japan’s Guruguru Brain label.
  • Vinyl LP (GGB-007LP)
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Scattered Purgatory
Lost Ethnography of the Miscanthus Ocean

Taiwanese experimentalists Scattered Purgatory, whose sound is pitched somewhere between the crazier end of krautrock and left-field metal, re-issue this compilation of material consisting of some of their earliest work, dating from 2013-2014. Originally released on cassette only, Lost Ethnography of the Miscanthus Ocean now appears on double gold-coloured vinyl. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (GGB-020)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Kikagaku Moyo
Stone Garden

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Prairie WWWW
Wu Hai

Prairie WWWW are a Taiwanese band with bold instincts and an experimental approach to folk sounds. Their Wu Hai EP slinks around musical spaces that often lapse into ambient, but might also evolve into poetry, flute / synth tunes, or percussive marching. Well worth turning an ear to this group, they are doing interesting things. Issued by Guruguru Brain.

J. William Parker
Shadowmen

J William Parker wrote and recorded the music we hear here on Shadowmen in his bedroom, honing every detail of the production personally. The Vietnamese folk player twines his guitar around original pieces as well as a version of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Hear My Train A’Comin’, with super-atmospheric results. Vinyl release on Guruguru Brain
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Nawksh
Mythic Tales of Tomorrow II

Wild action from Pakistan, courtesy of Nawksh, who produces video games as well as music. Mythic Tales of Tomorrow II is a super-powerful brew-up of pretty much everything Nawksh enjoys, with new age sounds, messed-up LA-style beats and general abstract sonic explosions all involved. The results are heady. LP release on Guruguru Brain.
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  • Guruguru Brain

Sundays & Cybele
Gypsy House

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Sundays & Cybele
On The Grass

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  • Guruguru Brain

Khana Bierbood
Strangers From The Far East

Khana Bierbood are Thai band who came up with their blend ‘60s surf, ‘70s garage rock and traditional sounds after hours of jamming together. Their name, which translates into English as Strange Brew, gives further clues to their influences. The band have been together since 2012, but Strangers From The Far East is their first album. Fans of Thee Oh Sees, Dengue Fever and La Luz would be encouraged to give this a listen. LP and CD on Guruguru Brain.

Kikagaku Moyo
Masana Temples

Rejoicing tears fill my eyes as the greatest psych rock band of our generation return from holiday. They put out a mini-LP a while ago but it simply wasn't enough, so on Masana Temples they go full blast again, continuing to mix and match stoner churn with ethereal distortion, anachronistic folk music and that ol' repetitive Krautrock stuff. All over the place but always captivating, Kikagaku Moyo do something inexplicable that others like them don't.
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Kikagaku Moyo
House In The Tall Grass

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Minami Deutsch
With Dim Light

Here’s some spirited post-punkish, 60s psych-rock from Japan. Kyotaro Muila spearheaded Minami Deutsch in Tokyo in 2014, drawing together a bunch of minimal techno enthusiasts for the remaining instruments. This keenness for repetitive beats clearly informs the indulgent sections of these billowing tunes, but the songwriting is more elaborate and composed. The knitter’s nightmare of ‘Tangled Yarn’ is, unlike its title may suggest, deliriously relaxed and happy.
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Scattered Purgatory
Sua-Hiam-Zun

Taiwanese duo Scattered Purgatory make dense droning musics defined by humidity, ritual, and shared love of ambient and industrial music. Sua-Hiam-Zun is a deep trip through many layers of synthesised textures. Certainly worthy of being your next drone purchase. Vinyl LP release, courtesy of the good people of Guruguru Brain.