Boomkat Product Review:
Brighton's Fujiya & Miyagi deliver their third album, following up on last week's single 'Knickerbocker', which opens the record, in its initial stages sounding like 3D from Massive Attack having a go at Mighty Boosh-style crimping. Sadly, that illusion only lasts for about five seconds or so, before the krautrock seriousness and motorik impulses take over, but you have to hand it to them: of all the bands channelling the spirit of 1970s Düsseldorf nowadays, this lot pull it off in a more convincing fashion than most. Proving there are more strings to their Teutonic bow, 'Uh' quickly dispels all that concentrated propulsion in a slippery post-funk groove, with the bass parts levelled way up in the mix. Not long after there's some Talkie Walkie-era Air manoeuvres on 'Goosebumps', and a dose of DFA disco on 'Sore Thumb', and the album unfolds to be a varied, dynamic listen, right up to the heads-down sobriety of 'Pussyfooting', which marks a superbly executed return to disciplined, Neu!-style territory.