Boomkat Product Review:
Inspired by photos of moody skies, Matthew Sage, Patrick Shiroishi, Chaz Prymek, and Chris Jusell’s remote quartet, Fuubutsushi unfurl 25’ of enchanted late summer dream-scaping
Formed during the onset of the pandemic, Fuubutsushi missed a CDr to cult acclaim in late summer 2020, and follow-up with ‘Good Sky Day’, where they transmute cues from band member Chaz’s photos in the group chat, into a quietly ribboning sequence of extended, intricate melody and harmonious drones. From respective bases in Arizona, California, Illinois and Missouri, the project came about via mails, with Chris Jussell taking the lead to sketch out the pieces’s narrative structure, and the others helping colour in the spaces with a rich palette of oils and earthy textured instrumentation.
They spend the first 20 minutes describing an oneiric landscape of rolling, pastoral scenes interwoven with lyrically melodic rivulets of violin and shimmering percussion, until more pronounced electronics gloam over, joined by wistful sax, and surprisingly, a lonely vocal denouement that really brings it all together, and promptly exits stage left to leave us with the elements. It should be noted that their band name, Fuubutsushi is also used as title for their first CDr as a quartet, which would surely be a good place to go next if you feel their appeal.