Japan Suicide announce their new album, Ki, slated for the end of April 2019. Ki will be available in all digital platforms and in a limited edition of 100 printed copies.
Ki was recorded at The Nave Studios in Leeds, UK, and produced with Matt Peel (known for producing the Kaiser Chiefs and Eagulls). It follows Santa Sangre (2018) and We Die In Such A Place (2015).
Artwork by Maruko Fukusujiku.
“KI is our legacy, an essential gesture driven by creative flow and inspiration to make a contact. Our peaceful attack. The Aikido master Koichi Tohei wrote, in his 1962 book What Is Aikido?: “What is the light meaning of ki used in our daily life? A good feeling, a bad feeling, a great feeling, timidity, vigor, courage, a retiring disposition, et cetera – these are terms used in our daily life. In each word or phrase, the Japanese use ki as an integral part. The reason is that a human being was created from ki of the universe. While he receives ki, he is alive. Deprive him of ki and he dies; he loses his human shape. So long as his body is filled with ki and pours forth abundantly, he is vigorous and filled with courage. On the contrary, when his body has run out of ki, he is weak, cowardly and retiring. In Aikido training, we make every effort to learn to fill our body with ki and use it powerfully. Therefore, we must understand well the deep meaning of ki.”
We took Mishima Yukio as witness of this expression, in all of his ambiguity and vital force, to enlighten our journey in music.”
Japan Suicide are an italian rock band from Terni. Their music is a combination of gloomy athmospheres and aggressive sounds. We Die In Such A Place (Unknown Pleasures Records, 2015) was the record that made them known to the international audience, especially with the single A Mood Apart, and also by its suggestive video clip directed by Francesco Brunotti. Then the band relesead an EP titled 1978 (Darkitalia, 2016), a concept album about The Cold War and The Years of Lead (Anni di piombo in italian). Then they released Santa Sangre (Unknown Pleasures Records, Wave Records and AAMI records, 2018), a record influenced with psychedelic and shoegaze textures. After several years of european tours they presented the album in their first american tour (playing in Los Angeles and Mexico City) and also at the 2018 edition of Wave Gotik Treffen, the famous festival based in Leipzig, Germany.
Dance For You
One Day The Black Will Swallow The Red
The Devil They Know
Japan Suicide – Dealer
Japan Suicide – Blown Away
Japan Suicide – Circle
Japan Suicide – This Be The Verse
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