RYLEY WALKER And KIKAGAKU MOYO – ” Deep Fried Grandeur “

Posted: October 17, 2021 in MUSIC

So, the group game together at the “Le Guess Who?” Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands in 2018. I was asked by the organizers to find another group on the festival to collaborate with for a one off performance. I was immediately drawn to Kikagaku Moyo. We share similar guitar scuzz and riff heavy improvising when playing live. Seemed like the most fun and natural thing to do. I was in the middle of a european tour, so had my full backing band. So with Kikagaku Moyo and me, 9 mother fuckers total on stage wailing.

It was a lot of Sound. At first glance this may seem a little meandering, but if you start digging into the layers it becomes apparent that there’s always another sound to find; always another layer to parse. Boisterous chord skronks, whiny sitar buzzes, the quiet tugs of cello strings, gentle bass thrums, and swirling keyboards all coalesce to form a cosmic tapestry that flows outward like an ever-morphing and undulating mandala.So we passed the live recordings off to Cooper Crain of Cave and Bitchin Bajas to tweak the levels and add some sprinkles. He shaped the raw recordings into a cohesive piece that works for a 40 min slab. We had an afternoon of rehearsal and it mostly just drinking espresso, smoking cigs and saying “man, we’ll be fine”

And it was great.”
(Ryley Walker/Husky Pants Records)

Released February 5th, 2021

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