Written by Lauren Rosier
The Reverberation Appreciation Society is proud to announce a brand new album series titled ‘Live at LEVITATION.’ The album series was recorded throughout the history of the popular event and captures “key moments in psychedelic rock history, and live music in Austin.” The artists that are showcased in this series have been chosen from over a decade of recordings.
The first LP in the series features Japanese psych-rock outfit, Kikagaku Moyo. This record features one of the band’s very first U.S. shows in 2014 on the A-side, and on the B-side, is their return in 2019 on a sold-out, U.S. tour.
“Playing Austin Psych Fest / Levitation was always a goal from our earliest days of the band – to join the psychedelic community for a weekend of music and present our live performance. This show in 2014 was a landmark for us. To return years later in 2019 and find the same welcome, the dream was still very much alive and well.” –Kikagaku Moyo
Kikagaku Moyo hasn’t been around that long, only since 2012, and since then has come a long way. Kikagaku Moyo is a group of five, tight-knit friends who became close over their passion to “play freely and explore psychedelic music.” The quartet’s “progressive, folk-inspired” sound sets them apart from other bands in this genre, and because of this, they were able to help revive Japan’s psych-rock scene.
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