14.1.09

Gaji : Focus/Fluid/Daub



Gaji were a Japanese post-punk unit active from the mid-nineties to early aughts, and possibly familiar to readers of this blog from their appearances on many of the comps I've posted.

A female-fronted three-piece, four member band, they played an interesting sort of bass & drum driven mathy music, with nicely understated guitars and vocals which are for the most part rhythmic & monotonal (it took me a few songs to get into the singing style, but in the end it's relative lack of inflection and variety works really well as a rhythmic element). Shades of Fugazi, Shellac, and Lisabo to name a few.

Rather good stuff. Simultaneously melancholic and energetic, with hooky bass lines and plosive drums, and well worth checking out in my humble-though of course correct-opinion.

(not the best rip, I'll have some better quality Gaji after some packages arrive)


FOCUS/FLUID/DAUB

3 comments:

The Whale said...

I'm going to wait for that better rip, but the description did sound interesting enough to make me want to downlaod them/check them out!

Chairmaker said...

Should be next week sometime. They're an interesting band, and their sound's accessible enough that I'm surprised they weren't a bit more popular.

The Whale said...

Well, I heard their name before but enver knew what kind of band they were. I'm looking forward to hearing them. Probably another great unknown japanese band.