Thanks to a recommendation from a user on a Facebook group dedicated to supporting awesome shoegaze tunes form Japan, ‘hide intention’ by Sapporo-based duo edy two arc captures the next spot in my final few days of blogging in 2016. A math-rock-esque piano riff cues the shimmering guitars and melancholic vocals to coax a sound world that is both content and eager to unleash more sonic energy. If the adventure is somewhat subdued, then wait until before the conclusion as the duo from the north of Japan let loose a roar of shoegaze bliss before cascading down to a wistful ending. Their new EP hide intention will be released on Christmas day.
© Isaku Takahashi