Summer Memories: Kikagaku Moyo

Kikagaku Moyo started as street musicians in Tokyo. Now, they are one of the most beloved psychedelic bands of our generation. Their music builds bridges between Eastern and Western musical traditions, just like the band members themselves.

During the last two years, Kikagaku Moyo lived on the road, touring the US and Europe three times. They also played in China and Australia.

„People share values. Everywhere you go, the long-haired people would say something similar,“ they joke talking with NYLA journalist Martyna Šulskutė at the Devilstone festival in Anykščiai, Lithuania.

While trying to survive the grey January in Lithuania and a hectic start of the 2020s, we are bringing our listeners this conversation, like a little postcard from summer.

We spoke with Go Kurosawa (on the right), the band’s drummer who currently lives in Amsterdam and with Daoud Popal, Kikagaku Moyo’s guitar player and singer. ©Artūras Morozovas
Devilstone is the annual gathering of alternative music fans in Anykščiai, Lithuania. Started as a metal music festival now it is open to all kinds of alternative sounds. ©Artūras Morozovas

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Studio voice was recorded at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania.

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