The Japanese indie-rock community welcomed the launch of rock quartet Cairo (formerly under the name SANM) with their debut album Same As Before.
Cairo’s album is a masterful line of work that wades through psychedelic, lo-fi and dream pop sensations. As one closes their eyes during title track ‘Same As Before’, classic woozy guitar riffs, starry-eyed effects, hazy vocals submerge the listener’s senses in sonic bliss. ‘Retrospective’ raises the gear up a notch but still indulges in a world of reverb-drenched guitars and drums, while ‘Night Vision’ radiates nostalgic synth colours that also speak for their modern creative visions.
- Same As Before was released on January 31st.
© Isaku Takahashi