Fujiya & Miyagi have always been open about their admiration for Krautrock icons Can, but that influence has as much to do with methodology as mere mimicry. Using a literal interpretation of the concept of "art rock," Can famously approached recording much like sculptors, chiseling down extended, amorphous jams into more manageable forms, if not quite linear songs. And while they've enlisted a somewhat surprising choice of producer for Ventriloquizzing- Devendra Banhart/Vetiver compatriot Thom Monahan- the new album does little to upset their pulse-regulated tempos and hushed-voice intimations. As on the preceding Transparent Things and Lighbulbs, consumption and materialism comprise the thematic grist of Ventriloquizzing.
Album · 2011 · 12 Songs. Thom Monahan (who has also worked with Devendra Banhart and Vetiver) helps Ventriloquizzing maintain a balance between its shadowy cool and comforting warmth. The title-track opens with Krautrock-inspired rhythms that pulse and flicker like a fluorescent light bulb under David Best’s detached and disarming vocals - where 2008’s Lightbulbs had him singing like he just woke up, 2011 Ventriloquizzing sounds like Monahan set up a microphone under the comforter so Best wouldn’t have to leave the bed while tracking vocals.
This album has an average beat per minute of 115 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 81/158 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Ventriloquizzing. BPM Profile Ventriloquizzing. Album starts at 127BPM, ends at 81BPM (-46), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Fujiya & Miyagi. Artificial Sweeteners.
Fujiya & Miyagi is a Brighton, UK band (formed 2000), with members: Steve Lewis (aka Fujiya: beats, programming, synth's & backing vocals), David Best (aka Miyagi: vocals, guitar & Korg), Matt Hainsby (aka Ampersand: bass, backing vocals & Korg) & Lee Adams (drums). Fujiya & Miyagi is a Brighton, UK band (formed 2000), with members: Steve Lewis (aka Fujiya: beats, programming, synth's & backing vocals), David Best (aka Miyagi: vocals, guitar & Korg), Matt Hainsby (aka Ampersand: bass, backing vocals & Korg) & Lee Adams (drums)
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Ventriloquizzing sees the Brighton group expanded to a quartet, and performing their chill electro-pop with less pep as they step away from the warm reds and yellows of Lightbulbs into a shadowy haze.
Fujiya & Miyagi – Ventriloquizzing. Label: Full Time Hobby – FTH096CD. Recorded at The Hangar, Sacramento, CA and Melva, Los Angeles Mastered at Little Red Book Mastering, Los Angeles. Other Versions (5 of 7) View All. Cat.
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|2||Sixteen Shades Of Black & Blue||3:30|
|3||Cat Got Your Tongue||3:55|
Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Becky Stark*
|10||Tinsel & Glitter||4:37|
Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Georgina Carroll, Becky Stark*
- Artwork – Jirayu Koo
- Design [Type Design] – Yota
- Engineer [Additional Engineering At The Hangar] – Bryce Gonzales
- Engineer, Mixed By – Thom Monahan
- Management – Martine McDonagh
- Mastered By – Mark Chalecki
- Other [Dummies] – Clare Barr
- Performer [Fujiya & Miyagi Are] – David Best, Lee Adams, Matt Hainsby, Stephen Lewis*
- Photography By [Dummy Photography] – Matthew Hainsby*
- Producer – Fujiya & Miyagi, Thom Monahan
- Producer [Additional Production] – Stephen Lewis*
NotesRecorded at The Hangar, Sacramento, CA and Melva, Los Angeles
Mastered at Little Red Book Mastering, Los Angeles
℗ & © 2011 Fujiya & Miyagi under exclusive license to Yep Roc Records in North America.
Issued in a digisleeve.
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- Barcode: 6 34457 22362 2
|FTH096CD||Fujiya & Miyagi||Ventriloquizzing (CD, Album)||Full Time Hobby||FTH096CD||Australia||2011|
|FTH096LP||Fujiya & Miyagi||Ventriloquizzing (LP, Gat)||Full Time Hobby||FTH096LP||2011|
|YEP-2236||Fujiya & Miyagi||Ventriloquizzing (CD, Album, Promo)||Yep Roc Records||YEP-2236||US||2011|
|FTH096CD||Fujiya & Miyagi||Ventriloquizzing (CD, Album)||Full Time Hobby||FTH096CD||UK||2011|
|YEP-2236||Fujiya & Miyagi||Ventriloquizzing (LP, Album, Gat)||Yep Roc Records||YEP-2236||US||2011|