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Kuunatic

Tribal-psych trio from Tokyo

Armando Bellmas
Armando Bellmas
Kuunatic

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to a trio of singers and musicians from Tokyo called Kuunatic. The band—Fumie Kikuchi on keys and vocals, Yuko Araki on drums and vocals, and Shoko Yoshida on bass and vocals—blend progressive melodies and otherworldly ideas with traditional Japanese sounds. It's fuzzy and bold psychedelic music.

You'll go deeper with an excerpt from and a link to an interview of Kuunatic by Eliot Odgers on Still Listening Magazine.


"Dewbow" by Kuunatic
2021 | Tribal-psych trio from Tokyo


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We love to create fantasy stories with music. We are a band living in this present time, but we always want to evoke our primitive senses and reflect them into music. The music each of us is influenced by: Fumie — psychedelic rock and progressive rock, Yuko — electro and hardcore music, Shoko — post-punk and ambient music; these are diverse but we try to extract each other’s human instinct by playing music. Our fantasy planet Kuurandia, which is a name of our previous EP and extended concept of our new album, is our utopia inspired by ancient myths. It’s still a new planet and we don’t have high technologies yet, so we pray for rain, chant to calm a volcano, and use mystic ways to bring prosperity to the world. This is our theme to play music: to tell stories.

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