CAT. #: ALP064
DB - guitar
Risa Takeda - keyboards
3 ch - bass
Marcos Fernandes - drums
Produced by The Argonauts.
Recorded by Miho Miura at Rinky Dink Studio.
Additional recordings, mixing & mastering by Shinji Kawase at Gumbo Studio.
Artwork by Munenori Tamagawa.
Proxima b, The Argonauts follow-up to their 2016 debut Here Come The Argonauts!, is a 3-song EP featuring spontaneous compositions from their studio recording session. Departing from the full length’s song-oriented format, Proxima b finds the band displaying their dextrous improvisational interplay on three extended tracks that alternate between heavy rock beats, acid grooves and jazzy skirmishes. While The Argonauts previously navigated the rougher waters of surf, dub and psychedelic music, this venture takes them further out into the cosmic edges of prog and space rock. Proxima b captures the more adventurous side of The Argonauts’ live perforemances which often feature extended improvisational excursions.
"This is one of the best sounding bands I've heard in a while..."
- Ink 19 (US)
"...a four-piece underground supergroup of sorts, surfing out of Japan with... instrumental jams that show all the players, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards to be in excellent form."
- Freq Magazine (UK)
"Solid rhythms often planted in a quasi loop and melodies stratified in flare ups of feedback."
- Kathodik (Italy)