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Fujiya & Miyagi

June 12, 2017

Fujiya & Miyagi Share “Impossible Objects Of Desire” Video On BlackBook

WATCH & SHARE: FUJIYA & MIYAGI – “Impossible Objects Of Desire”
LISTEN & SHARE: FUJIYA & MIYAGI – ‘Fujiya & Miyagi’ LP

“This Anglo-Teutonic connection is genuinely evident on the infectious, Euro-iffic new single “Impossible Objects of Desire,” which opens with an icy Kraftwerkian synth riff, and adds the dispassionate vocals and melodic bass riffs so familiar to lovers of New Order.”
– BlackBook

“Beginning the instrumental ‘Magnesium Flares’ before giving way to the sensational ‘Serotonin Rushes,’ Fujiya & Miyagi are clearly at the top of their game here.”
– The 405

“The record’s new single is “Solitaire,” which takes F&M’s mix of synthpop and krautrock to fizzy new heights.”
 Brooklyn Vegan

“The Brighton-based outfit sluice together Krautrock, wonky electronics, and left-field pop tendencies, a molten mixture that flies deliriously in several directions at once.”
– Clash

“…this Brighton, England-based band serve up impossibly cool krautrock grooves and stylish, Moog-synth hooks from the Gary Numan playbook.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“Extended Dance Mix” toes the line between futurism and nihilism, a steady spaceship beat pulsing in the background while David Best makes spoken word observation after observation about aging in a world like this one.”
– All Things Go

BlackBook has shared the video for Fujiya & Miyagi’s track “Impossible Objects of Desire”. It is the 9th track off their recently released self-titled album. When talking about the video lead vocalist David Best said, “The song is a hymn to vinyl and the rush that music can provide,” offers vocalist David Best. “It loosely began as a homage to  Bowie’s ‘Be My Wife’ Video, but then morphed into something else. The song is also about the physical and chemical reaction music has on the mind and body.” You can order the self-titled LP here.

Many musical projects approaching almost two decades of existence begin to shows signs of stagnation or perhaps start to crook their neck as looking over their shoulder becomes a more common stance than focusing on the horizon. However, for the Brighton-based, genre-hopping, Fujiya & Miyagi the opposite can be said as they see in 2017 by wrapping up a unique year-long musical project that represents one of their most adventurous to date.

Two EPs join a third to make up this album, a carefully staged project that sees the group traverse disco, electro, pop, and the now synonymous 1970s Germany-inspired groove they so seamlessly ooze. Whilst the EPs all contain a distinct personality and fluidity of their own, the new dynamically focused position of the tracks as a full album embodies a long-term plan. “From the beginning I have always thought of this as an album rather than three separate records” Singer David Best says.

The now melded album is a vast one stylistically with influences and references that span from Arthur Russell to JG Ballard, yet the undercurrent that connects it all into one universal groove is one of honesty and joy, a surging sense of euphoria and hope that attempts to cut through the foggy world that welcomes its release. “On this album I have tried lyrically to find the positives and not rely on my factory setting of a general contempt for the world around me.” Best says.

The positivity and propulsive energy of the record is not only carried by its natural rhythm, lyrics and sparkling melodies but is also a reaction. “The album is a really strong resistance to societies compulsion to suck the energy out of everything. It’s a really good thing to provide an antidote to all the scary stuff that is going on, even if it’s just for 5 minutes.” Best says, although the album proves to be more than a five-minute distraction and more like a 45min escape.