Words by Nick Mee @NickJMee
“After the disaster of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in 2011 and through my experience of suffering from asymptomatic brain infarction, I came to feel death familiar”, explains Akira Kawasaki, drummer and composer for Japan’s Mouse on the Keys, indicating that his new EP, Out of Body, will be a challenging listen. Indeed, the stumbling beat, Wagnerian electronic backbone and liberating piano meanderings of ‘Earache’ form a stimulating instrumental that is immersive, intense and disconcerting, evoking a sense of foreboding apposite for 2016. “I have been influenced by the book ‘Near-Death Experience’, ” Kawasaki continues. Merry Christmas everyone!
Mouse on the Keys will release their new EP Out Of Body on January 25th