New Japanese Vibes (17) – SHERBETS ‘Stealth’

From the energetic personality of Blanket Jet City, vocalist/guitarist 浅井健一 Asai Kenichi took a different turn with his new band SHERBETS from the late 90s. Stirring up a mysterious atmosphere, ‘Stealth’ is the latest track SHERBETS have previewed from their new album CRASHED SEDAN DRIVE.

Drawing on ambient influences while maintaining a steady rock idiom, ‘Stealth’ exudes a similar sonic ambience to British rock bands Muse and Radiohead. A gentle guitar line and flowing synths sets the scene, gradually making way for the sombre vocals of Asai and the rest of the rhythm support. The haunting space rock overtones ripple softly through the song, disturbed with bursts of sonic shock waves (from voltage-charged guitar riffs to riotous drums and cymbals) and sudden breakdowns left with ethereal synths.

Other Info/Context

  • CRASHED SEDAN DRIVE will be released on January 20th 2016.
  • Asai also plays in three-piece rock band Jude.

© Isaku Takahashi