Album artwork for Ookii Gekkou by Vanishing Twin
Album artwork for Ookii Gekkou by Vanishing Twin

Vanishing Twin explore new ground on Ookii Gekkou incorporating elements of afrofunk, outer jazz and avant-garde, all while referencing Sun Ra to Alice Coltrane, Martin Denny to Morricone, Can’s Holger Czukay to meditative Gamelan, or The Free Design, to library music of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Locked into their strangely-accessible groove is a history of ‘other’ sound, a crafted hauntology that evinces something completely new. Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussive rallies purvey throughout Ookii Gekkou, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound, no mean feat for the newly-trimmed quartet of songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps. Vanishing Twin is a conundrum in these fragmenting times; familiar, yet different; appealing to this world, but from another, parallel one.

Vanishing Twin

Ookii Gekkou

Fire Records
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Album artwork for Ookii Gekkou by Vanishing Twin
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$39.99

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Released 12/17/2021Catalogue Number

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Released 11/12/2021Catalogue Number

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Vanishing Twin

Ookii Gekkou

Fire Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Ookii Gekkou by Vanishing Twin by Ookii Gekkou - Vanishing Twin
Album artwork for Album artwork for Ookii Gekkou by Vanishing Twin by Ookii Gekkou - Vanishing Twin
Album artwork for Ookii Gekkou by Vanishing Twin
LP+

$39.99

Turquoise / Blue

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 500 copies
Released 12/17/2021Catalogue Number

FIRELP583X

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Ookii Gekkou by Vanishing Twin
CD

$15.99

Released 11/12/2021Catalogue Number

CD-FIRE-583

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Ookii Gekkou by Vanishing Twin
LP

$31.99

Black
Released 06/10/2022Catalogue Number

LP-FIRE-583S

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Vanishing Twin explore new ground on Ookii Gekkou incorporating elements of afrofunk, outer jazz and avant-garde, all while referencing Sun Ra to Alice Coltrane, Martin Denny to Morricone, Can’s Holger Czukay to meditative Gamelan, or The Free Design, to library music of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Locked into their strangely-accessible groove is a history of ‘other’ sound, a crafted hauntology that evinces something completely new. Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussive rallies purvey throughout Ookii Gekkou, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound, no mean feat for the newly-trimmed quartet of songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps. Vanishing Twin is a conundrum in these fragmenting times; familiar, yet different; appealing to this world, but from another, parallel one.