Fujiya & Miyagi

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Fujiya & Miyagi

Sun, July 21, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Fujiya & Miyagi - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Fujiya & Miyagi
Brighton-based Fujiya & Miyagi have been making expansive, experimental and multifaceted
electronic-driven music for twenty years now. As an outfit they have been as successful in their
investigations into bleep as they have elongated Krautrock wig outs, and creating breathy
electro pop as fiercely as they do post-punk-indebted scratchy dance. Their new album,
Flashback, is to be released in May 2019 and it finds a group re-connecting with the potent
music of their youth and connecting it with their well-learned musical chops as adults.
Fujiya & Miyagi first came to light with their 2002 album 'Electro karaoke in the negative style'
which created the first glimpse of what was to become their distinctive sound of electronics and
hushed vocals. It wasn't until 2006 with the release of 'Transparent Things' that the group
gained wider critical acclaim and became more widely known both in Europe and in North
America. The album blended the groups love of 70's German electronic Music, post-punk dance
music and the sounds affiliated with labels such as Warp Records in the 1990s. They toured
extensively during this period and also around 2009's Lightbulbs album.
They then worked with LA based Producer Thom Monahan on 2011's Ventriloquizzing. The
record was a move away from the more electronic and dance orientated direction of their
previous records with more emphasis on sounds and textures. After a three year gap Fujiya &
Miyagi returned in 2014 with their most electronic album to date titled 'Artificial Sweeteners'.
Which returned to the working methods of their earlier records but with added vigour and
experimentation. Between 2016 and 2017 they released a deeply ambitious three EP trilogy on
their own imprint Impossible Objects of Desire in 2017. A carefully staged project that saw the
group traverse disco, electro, pop, and the now synonymous 1970s Germany-inspired groove
they so seamlessly ooze.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125