Fujiya & Miyagi, based in Brighton, England, have been making expansive, experimental, and multifaceted electronic-driven music for 20 years. The band’s latest album, Flashback, expected to be released in May 2019, finds the group reconnecting with the potent music of its youth and linking it with well-learned musical chops.
Fujiya & Miyagi’s album Electro Karaoke in the Negative Style (2002) created the first glimpse of what became their distinctive sound of electronics and hushed vocals. It wasn’t until 2006, with the release of Transparent Things, that the group gained wider critical acclaim in Europe and in North America. The album blended ’70s German electronic music, post-punk dance music, and ’90s sounds affiliated with labels such as Warp Records.
Three years after releasing Ventriloquizzing, a record with more emphasis on sounds and textures, Fujiya & Miyagi returned in 2014 with Artificial Sweeteners, their most electronic album to date. In 2016 and 2017, they released an ambitious, three EP trilogy, Impossible Objects of Desire, on their own imprint. It was a carefully staged project that traversed disco, electronic, pop, and the ’70s Germany groove they so seamlessly ooze.