Live in Portland February 27, 2018 | Mississippi Studios
Flower children from the east, Kikagaku Moyo have been traversing this earthly realm, exploring inner and outer space, starting out in 2012 from their homeland of Tokyo, Japan and assisting listeners/experiencers to cross from the dark gently into the light from Greece, the U.K. the U.S. and nearly everywhere else in between. Since their start in 2012 they’ve recorded five successful collections, three of which have been studio albums and two EP’s. Stone Garden is the band’s most current EP (2017) and enticingly offers a spacey, yet enlightening playing field for the mind and spirit.
Go Kurosawa (drums/vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (guitar/vocals) pioneered the band and soon after joined up with Daod Popal (guitar), Kotsu Guy (Bass) and Go’s brother Ryu Kurosawa who travelled to India and studied Sitar under Manilal Nag, a renowned master. Upon his return to Tokyo, Ryu joined up with the psychedelic explorers. Kikagaku Moyo made themselves well known and appreciated around the globe as they set out on their 2014 tour appearing in the U.K. for the first time and consequently selling out several shows in London. This time around we find them transmitting their geometric mind patterns in the blizzard of the Portland winter scene. The success and perseverance that Kikagaku Moyo displays and utilizes cannot go unnoticed and leaves traces of an introspective beauty that is bound to be welcomed with open minds and open hearts in PDX this month.