Fujiya & Miyagi aren't so much a group but a point of transmission, a juncture for styles, genres to meet, coalesce, and emerge in a new hue.
The Brighton based project have been making new music for over 15 years now, but they only seem to get more perplexing, and more fascinating with each release.
The brand new 'EP1' is out now via Impossible Objects Of Desire, availably digitally as well as on 12 inch vinyl (puchase LINK).
A curious return, Fujiya & Miyagi continue to add renewed electricity to all manner of approaches. The EP is, as David Best points out, part of a trilogy: “We wanted to find a different way to release an album’s worth of songs. Rather than the traditional format of releasing an album in one go we liked the idea of separating it into three distinct segments.”
He continues: “We wanted to create music that was uplifting rather than concentrating on less optimistic emotions which we have done on previous records. I feel like we have tried to shed our skin in certain respects and have created something more positive.”
To celebrate their return, Fujiya & Miyagi have pieced together a mix exclusively for Clash. Opening with a prime slice of Ultravox, this is a head-spinning fusion of left field electronics, synth pop, and even tropicalia, as the band continually go in search of that perfect beat.
Check it out now.
Catch Fujiya & Miyagi at London's Oslo venue on June 3rd.
Photo Cred: Eva Bowan