Two years later wonderful album Is (Is Superpowered), Japanese artist Kyoka will release new ep. SH will be out March 25th via Raster-Noton. Besides a release on vinyl, this EP will also see a CD release in Japan with two additional tracks. “Smash/Hush” is the first preview available for streaming. Listen below.
The 4 tracks presented on this EP can be described as snapshots having a spontaneous character as they were edited and recorded during various sound checks and performances.
The results are not less typical of kyoka‘s chaotic sound with unforeseen shifts in beat, unpredicted repetitions and surprising clicks and bops. the rather slow and gloomy opener »susurrus« is followed by a somehow dubby and strongly up-tempo track, »smash/hush«, that culminates in a repetitive and hypnotic swirl. the b-side, on the other hand, continues with a rather slamming track and is rounded of with »shush«, a track that loses some speed, but not complexity through its diverse breaks and cuts.