A Living Soundtrack
This time we'll be introducing Osaka resident Matt Aguiluz's Electro-Psychedelic unit "A Living Soundtrack". The band originally started in New Orleans (apparently).
Their newest release, "How To Grow A City", mixes acoustics and electronics to make what develops into a soundscape fused with rivers of nostalgic psychedelia. All songs are instrumental, accentuating Aguiluz's flexible arrangements (Aguiluz writes all the music for the band) as well as the dynamics and tension the band brings together. Track 5, "Video Game, the Movie", with its alluring chiptune sound is a noted highlight.
The name of both the band and the album give an overall grandiose feel to the work, not betrayed by the cross between the icy electronic sounds and the warmth from the acoustics: there is a strange familiar feeling, and the listener can almost see music sculpting a city. Please give the album a try. Each track may be listened to in the player below.
Frontman Matt Aguiluz will be doing a solo show/exhibition in Shinmachi Osaka, July 29th at Ands Cafe.
Aguiluz will bring 8 cassette players to use in a 30 minute performance. Each cassette will contain different sounds and melodies; all cassettes will be played simultaneously.
"It should be an interesting night. It's something unique that people may not get to experience very often."
Place: Ands Cafe Date: 7/29
Time: 7:00 PM Charge: 1000 yen (pays for 2 drinks)
A Living Soundtrack Official Websites:
Translation by Andrew Brasher
Read this article in Japanese here