GalaxilympicsUpset The Rhythm
UTR 095 LP
***PIKACYU-MAKOTO is an intergalactic love and peace duo, featuring two figureheads of underground Japanese music: PIKA from AFRIRAMPO and MAKOTO KAWABATA of legendary psychedelic avatars ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE. As a duo they embrace both sides of the coin —drums and guitar, chaos and order, male and female, yin and yang, the angel and the devil. Pika brings her skills of mystifying performance to the table, all free-drum bluster and vocals veering between shrine maiden and wild spirit. Kawabata's guitar-work moves from a roar to a whisper, a yell to a sob, he's working on the same canvas of extremes. The aim of their unity is to write truly celestial hymns for the outer world and odes of love for the inner cosmic context.