ARTISTS / EP-4
ARTISTS / EP-4
EP-4

This essential Japanese mutant funk crew emerged in 1980 out of Club Modern in Kyoto, mainly as a collaboration between Kaoru Sato and keyboardist/tape manipulator Banana Kawashima. Sato was the driving force behind the group, having just recorded an album under the name RNA Organism for Osaka's Vanity Records. 
EP-4 offer a seamless mix of polyrhythmic arrangements that varyingly nods in the direction of the 80's downtown NY via concise Liquid Liquid grooves or the elaborately funky arrangements of Talking Heads. Building on a cool, no- sweat-funk danceability, the group explores areas of sonically drenched experimentation. Skeletal grooves take on swelling layers of compressed and distorted guitar, synth, and vocoder. The vocals are distinctly post - Can and desolate in a P.I.L-damaged sense. 

 



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