Kill Rock Stars Records
TEKE::TEKE – Hagata [LIMITED SEAFOAM-BLUE VINYL] – New LP
Regular price $ 28.00
After building their sound through careful assembly of Japanese folk, psychedelia, Brazilian surf rock, and other far-flung touchstones, the Montreal-based 7-piece indulged in and learned from stretching out in free-floating experimentation on the road. Now releasing their 2nd album, Hagata, they move fully in the space between, embracing the power of mythic pairings and identities lived at once.
From the tender-hearted “Jinzou Maria” to the rumbling and raucous “Yurei Zanmai”, the songs of Hagata bear an eerie yet somehow familiar sensation. Japanese pop tones, Serge Gainsbourg grandeur, folk whisper, and Brazilian surf rock all mix into the psychedelic stew. Blending past and present, from Canada to Japan, multiple lives lived at once, each track carries a sense of change, impact, of having been marked in an intimate way. And yet the force behind that marking is always just out of grasp, a wisp, a ghost, an energy, a spirit that compels you to keep reaching.