Giappone – EM Records
goat “On Fire” – Live – Oct. 14, 2017 : https://youtu.be/_soVzXXDKBs
goat – untitled track – Live – Oct. 14, 2017 : https://youtu.be/76CQrz5nZ1Q
Goat, previously comprised of guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, create music unlike many other rock bands. In their percussive tracks, they mute melodic instruments to reinforce the beat, and make frequent use of harmonics played outside the twelve-tone. After going through a reshape in early 2017 with a new lineup, they have moved on to build compositions that explore rhythmic aspect even further, centering more on intertwining patterns of repetitive rhythms. They released their debut album “NEW GAMES” (2013) and second album “Rhythm & Sound” (2015) from the label HEADZ, and their first vinyl “New Games / Rhythm & Sound” in March 2018 from EM Records.
• Koshiro Hino (percussion / bass)
• Akihiko Ando (percussion / sax)
• Takafumi Okada (percussion / drum)
• Tomoyuki Hamamoto (percussion)
“New Games / Rhythm & Sound”
This is the long-awaited, first-ever vinyl release from the Osaka-based band goat. The five tracks are compiled from their debut album “New Games” (2013) and their second album “Rhythm & Sound” (2015). The titles of those releases provide a hint: a sense of joyful play within defined structures, and an emphasis on propulsive pulse and a prioritizing of pure percussive sound over melodic content. With guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, goat create music which is unlike most rock bands, utilizing harmonics outside standard tonality, as well as clever muting, to craft intricate, driven, forceful compositions by Koshiro Hino, aka YPY. goat is currently going through a period of new development and further exploration of intertwining patterns of rhythmic repetition; this compilation is the bedrock. Superbly recorded and mixed by Bunsho Nishikawa, mastered and cut by Rashad Becker, cover art by Tomoo Gokita, this release will be a revelation for your turntable.