Boomkat Product Review:
Volume 2 of the super twee Japanese duo’s folk-pop series
“Alien Transistor and Tokyo-based label Afterhours present the second of four discs in a vinyl release of Tenniscoats's masterpiece Music Exists. Music Exists Disc 2 functions as a complement and extension of Disc 1 (N 049LP, 2015).
Even more incredibly beautiful melodies, more subtle and psychedelic orchestration (Spanish guitar, Casio-keyboards, trombone, drum-computer), and more heartfelt singing and playing. Before Disc 3 sees the band reunite with their old friends and colleagues, the Swedish musicians from Tape, they concentrate once more on their very own language of making music, and present another collection of essential Tenniscoats songs.
Tenniscoats have devoted followers all over the world, but their releases were always hard to find outside of Japan. Except for their album Tokinouta (2011), which saw a very limited run on vinyl, and the seminal Two Sunsets (2009), their collaboration with the Pastels, there were never any vinyl releases, and also the CDs were hard to get for anyone, who doesn't speak or read Japanese.
In their 20 years, the band has also collaborated with Jad Fair, Norman Blake and others. This is the chance to dive deep into the beautiful, unique world of the Tenniscoats and their magnum opus Music Exists.”