Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

Transparent Sound: Fujiya & Miyagi

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Pitchfork recently included Fujiya & Miyagi as apart of its list of the Top 50 Albums of 2006, ranking the band somewhere within the realm of awesome-though-not-concisely-spectacular with a placement at #39 on the list. The group’s unimposing presence plays to the retro-pop crowd without even once attempting to lure mainstream listeners in by bringing sexy back. Ultimately providing a blunt disco-synth slap jack to the forehead of its unexacting listener the trio glaze over its soft ambient sounds with hipster electronica (you know – the kind that ignores pulsating beats while still attempting to cater to club scene stragglers). But what keeps its members, David Best, Steve Lewis and Matt Hainsby, together you might ask? Why, love (of Krautrock and early ’90s electronica) of course.

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