Art & Design

Sachiko + Rinji Fukuoka

26 March 2011, London

Another great shot of energy from the Japanese underground arrives at Cafe OTO with this double-bill of post-Overhang Party operatives Sachiko and Rinji Fukuoka.


Sachiko moved to Tokyo from her native Nagoya in the

mid-nineties joining Jutok Kaneko's Kosokuya as a vocalist. At the turn of the century she added improvised violin to her soundworld and played bass with Overhang Party alongside Rinji Fukuoka. At the same time she kicked off the shamanic vocal duo Vava Kitora with Yama-Akago who released their first disc 'The Labyrinth of Angulimara' in 2004. In 2006 Sachiko released her first solo side 'You Never Atone For...' and toured Europe including a spot at Glasgow's legendary INSTAL festival. 

On Sachiko's Golden Hypnos LP:

"Major new album from one of VT’s central obsession, Japanese underground femme Sachiko, ex of Kousokuya/Overhang Party. This LP is pressed on 180g vinyl and comes in a run of only 350 copies. The first side is a completely mesmerising stone. Accompanied by Rinji Fukuoka (Overhang Party) on voice and cello, Sachiko sounds as if she is gargling planets as she levitates wordless vocals through a slowly shifting bible-black background of orchestral drone and Eternal Music strings generated by vortices of cello and viola and hovering electronics. Can’t think of anything that so beautifully combines the vision of the original Dream Syndicate with the aesthetics of dark Japanese psychedelia. On the flip there are two tracks, both of which extend the time-blurring effects of the first side into new zones of heavenly tonefloat, with Sachiko’s high vocal style dissolving in butterflies of F/X while electronics hiss and spit and intergalactic shortwave travels through endless space. Easily the best record she has made to date, a mesmeric slice of higher-minded drone narcosis and a classic Japanese underground side. Highly recommended." David Keenan

RINJI FUKUOKA (guitars, violin, cello, voice)

Tokyo-based psychedelic guitarist and violinist, founder of the groups Overhang Party, Marginal Garden, Tangerine Dream Syndicate and Majutsu no Niwa. Fukuoka also ran the Pataphysique Records label. He has played with Masayoshi Urabe, Chie Mukai, Tabata and more...


Admission: £6 adv / £7 on the door

26 March 2011, 8pm

Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street,London E8 3DL

Tel: 020 7923 1231


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