Invisible Conga People
are Eric Tsai and Justin Simon from New York. The twosome makes a distinctive kind of dance music with an impressive arsenal of gear, most of which is vintage or home made. Obviously fascinated with the gray area between house and noise music ICP strive for a sound that is retro and futuristic at the same time. They have released one 12“ on Italians Do It Better so far.
My favorite song off their most recent album. They rented out an 80 year old ballet studio/performance hall in Tokyo and recorded the whole thing themselves. You can hear the old wood and high ceilings in the recording... very relaxing and good for the beach. Maybe. I haven't been to the beach in a while though. I live in New York, not California.
You can't sit still if this is on.
Tomokawa’s voice goes off the rails like no other. And the arrangement/instrumentation/performance of this song is equally batty.
Why do people destroy hotel rooms? What a stupid tradition. In any case, I would like to see someone destroy a room to this song. It would be so dramatic, it would be hysterical.
I recently moved and have had a number of unpleasant encounters with my next door neighbor, who is convinced I am the devil or something. Last time she told me, «I've lived here for 30 years and I've never heard such noise! From morning to night, BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM! And you're too loud in the kitchen.» Wha?? Does she want me to starve? Anyways, she definitely wouldn't like this song.
Perfect song, excellent vibraphones.
I don't jog, but if I did I think this would be a good song to listen to, over and over. It's a high energy snotty punk song. For years the only thing you could buy of theirs was an old flexi disc, but then an expensive double CD collection came out in 02 or something like that and I remember not having the money to spend on it. But then I was hospitalized for a week and nearly croaked. I remember having a really high fever and thinking about how if I survived, I would buy the double CD set. I got it the day after I got out of the hospital. I probably didn't need the whole set, but this song rules.
This band’s sentimental songs go straight to my heart. I could have easily chosen any of tens of other songs by them that are just as effective. Best band on earth.
Classic, disturbed folk singer with husky, deep voice sounds especially creepy on this one.
Musically at least, pretty haunting, like a dreamier Suicide. Lyrics not so creepy though. I think it's about her daughter.
Timeless classic by early 80s punk band. I met the singer last year at an extremely formal literary award ceremony and was bewildered by how normal he seemed until we made the first toast and he let out a terrifying, crazed shriek. I miss Japan.
An inspiration for the Conga people.
This 40 minute song unfolds beautifully. It invades your dreams and slowly pulls you back into the real world. I used to have an alarm clock with a CD player and for months I woke up to this song.
My favorite song by Chie Mukai’s long running group. She has one of the saddest voices on earth. Perfect for walking in the rain.