POST-ROCK, PROG ROCK, KRAUTROCK
Montreal’s Atsuko Chiba venturesomely crosses genre-defining borders with a cohesive and hypnotic blend of post-rock, progressive rock, and krautrock, weaving together a rich sonic tapestry that subverts through offbeat songwriting. The psychedelic armada is back with Water, It Feels Like It’s Growing (January 20th, 2023 via Mothland), unearthing a fierce collection of droney, yet bombastic compositions that should please fans of The Mars Volta, Beak> or Spirit of the Beehive.
Live, Atsuko Chiba combines their brand of experimental rock with video and light installations triggered in realtime by the band, creating an immersive multisensorial environment. Over the years, the Montrealers took to the road with their telepathic audiovisual tempest, touring in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, sharing the stage with notable acts ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Big Business, Duchess Says and King Buffalo.
Following two early releases that showcase improvised sessions, Atsuko Chiba recorded a first full-length entitled Jinn in 2013. The artist then followed with two Eps in 2016: Figure And Ground and The Memory Empire. On April 12th, 2019, Mothland released their sophomore long-player Trace, revealing a new depth to their already diversified sonic palette, proposing an elegant balance between straightforwardness and psychedelia. More recently, the quintet provided their fans with a breathtaking live session commissioned by renowned alternative broadcaster, Audiotree Worldwide.
In early 2022, the experimental rock orchestra retreated to their secret lair, Room 11 – a custom recording facility built by the band between 2016 and 2021 – to record a third full-length, further refining their unique sonic alloy, a reconciliation of extremes, equally informed by the fringes of musical exploration as well as by pop music, past and present. Water, It Feels Like It’s Growing drops on January 20th, 2023 via Mothland. On October 11th, 2022, the styleshifting collective unveils its leadup single, “Seeds”, a psyched-out slow-burner accompanied by a short film by artistic director extraordinaire Rodrigo Sergio that features contemporary dancer Jade Maya.