Let not the opening strains of Ventriloquizzing and their moniker fool you; Fujiya and Miyagi is not a Japanese duo but a Brighton quartet.
4th album on, and the group has its hushed vocals + motorik synths + kraut rock rhythms down pat, albeit tinged with a little more experimentalism and sinister atmospherics. Not an Armstrong-ian step forward, but the Human-League-wired-up-to-Can sounds of ‘Sixteen Shades Of Black & Blue’ and ‘Minestrone’ intrigue nevertheless.
Text: Christopher Ujine Ong
LISTEN TO: ‘Yoyo’, ‘Sixteen Shades Of Black & Blue’
IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU’LL DIG: Kraftwerk, Devo, The Beta Band.
Pull some strings at www.myspace.com/fujiyaandmiyagi.