Abikyokan – Chrysopolis

Abikyokan – Chrysopolis

Recorded in Summer 2014 at Goatbabe, Kameido, Tokyo by Abikyokan.

Jacob Arntson – vocals, electronic synthesizer
Craig Exton – electric bass guitar
Grant McGaheran – electronic beats
Tatsumi Ochiai – electric guitar, artwork

LYRICS:
Licinius said, to the men by his side,
“Don’t look at the banner’s bright eyes!
With the power of christ, he’s abandoned the gods, and plans to throw them aside.”
Constantine rode, his banner held strong, as javelins ripped his men apart.
The swinging of swords and the snapping of spears, with a hundred thousand men on a side.
With the empire healed, one man and one Rome, one god for the entire world.
Licinius fled with his wife and his child, in Thessaloniki they retired.
But Constantine’s men they killed father and son leaving Constantia all alone. And later he killed his own wife and child, is this a true apostle of god?
Jupiter, Mars, and Apollo must wait.

Cleopatra

Abikyokan – Cleopatra  Recorded in the June 2014 at Goatbabe, Kameido, Tokyo by Abikyokan.

Jacob Arntson – lead vocals, lead synth, lead artwork.
Grant McGaheran – lead beats.
Tatsumi Ochiai – lead guitar, lead artwork.
Craig Exton – lead bass guitar.

Part I

Wrapped up in a carpet
Unravel her deepest charm
Caesar takes her right to him
to penetrate her deepest heart

So easy to blame a woman
society will eat itself
Weakening all their manhood
as incest will take its toll

Wrapped up in a battle
There’s fire on the open sea
Antony and Cleopatra
Escape to their suicide

So easy to blame a woman
Society can fuck itself
Masculine little jokers
as incest will take its toll

Part II

Hurry come to the river
the pleasure barge is here
Gilded birds and silver serpents
the writings on the deck

Hold the snake to breast
A fleeting type of life
Antony he smiles
in red and white he dies
Hold the snake to breast
A lovely suicide
The fangs dip in and kill
a lovely suicide

Hurry to the river
the snakes have come to feed
Silver birds and serpents
that’s really all you need

Hold the snake to breast
A fleeting type of life
Antony he smiles
in red and white he dies
Hold the snake to breast
a lovely suicide
the fangs dip in and kill
A lovely way to die
Hold the snake to breast
A deadly suicide
The fangs dip in and kill
a lovely way to die
Hold the snake breast
a bitter suicide
the fangs dip in and kill
A better way to die

 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/abikyokan/cleopatra
Bandcamp: http://abikyokan.bandcamp.com/track/cleopatra

Diocletian

Abikyokan – Diocletian

Recorded in the spring of 2014 at Goatbabe, Kameido, Tokyo by Abikyokan.

Jacob Arntson – lead vocals, lead synth, lead artwork. 
Grant McGaheran – lead beats, lead synth. 
Tatsumi Ochiai – lead guitar, lead additional artwork. 
Craig Exton – lead bass guitar. 

Lyrics:

Cut the cow’s throat, the gods be appeased 
Scrying the future in organs and blood 
Diocletian, he’s killing the Christians 
Burning the churches and stamping out Christ 
Constantine watched, the blood and the horror 
Shaping the future, to become a man 
Diocletian, retiring from power 
He’s gardening peacefully beside the sea 

Jupiter, Mars, and Apollo will come back 
Jupiter, Mars and Apollo will come back 
JUPITER, MARS, and APOLLO will come back 
Jupiter, Mars, and Apollo will come back

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/abikyokan/diocletian
Bandcamp: http://abikyokan.bandcamp.com/track/diocletian

Live on 4/25 for Farm Party 11

Abikyokan are celebrating their 10 year anniversary and possibly the last show with Jake before he moves back to the US. Also playing is Servals with Craig from Abikyokan on bass, and DJs Tatsumi (Goatherd) and Grant from Abikyokan. Don’t miss it!

Tokyo Gig Guide presents FARM PARTY #11

 

出演:

Abikyokan 

Slowmarico

Servals 

 

DJs:

hitch (eguri)

Roodmin (Hippo Disco)

Goatherd

Grant McGaheran

 

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Live on 1/12 for Farm Party 10

Abikyokan will be kicking off the new year at the 10th edition of Farm Party with a bunch of great bands and DJs.

Farm Party 10

Tokyo Gig Guide presents Farm Party #10

January 12 2014 (Sunday, before a public holiday)

@ Ruby Room, Shibuya

Live: Hysteric Picnic, Abikyokanヤング・フラッテリィズfancy numnum

DJs: RoodminEmeraldGrant McGaheranTimebredPonkan Beats

Starts at 18:30. Costs 1000yen (+ drink)

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Maxentius

Abikyokan – Maxentius

Recorded in the autumn and winter of 2013 at Goatbabe, Kameido, Tokyo by Abikyokan.

Jacob Arntson – lead vocals, lead guitar, lead artwork
Grant McGaheran – lead beats, lead synth, lead field recording
Tatsumi Ochiai – lead keys, lead mixing
Craig Exton – lead bass guitar

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Lyrics:

With the lord’s name
paint over your shields

Visions of Christ,
or was it a meteorite

A cross flashed
A holy blinding light

With this sign you will conquer
With this sign you will conquer

And rushing across the bridge,
Maxentius fell right in

Swords, men, and spears
flowing down the Tiber

And with his head on a spike,
Constantine marched into Rome
A head on a spike,
Constantine marched into Rome

With this sign you will conquer
With this sign you will conquer

 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/abikyokan/maxentius
Bandcamp: http://abikyokan.bandcamp.com/track/maxentius

Abikyokan live on October 13th!

abikyokan 2013.9We’ll be playing live for the first time in five months next Sunday, October 13th, at Boys and Girls Tokyo!

We’re on at 8pm – hope to see you there!

Date: 2013/10/13 (Sunday)

Place: Akasaka Crawfish

Open/Start: 16:30

Charge: 2000円

Schedule:

16:30 – DJ Terry Di Canio

17:00 Albion’s Gambit

17:30 DJ TichCuc

18:00 Nevernevereverland

18:30 DJ Ian Martin (Call and Response)

19:00 Andersons

19:30 DJ Terry Di Canio

20:00 ABIKYOKAN

20:30 DJ TichCuc

21:00 Akabane Vulgars

21:30 DJ Ian Martin (Call and Response)

22:00 Boys of Hong Kong

22:30 DJ Terry Di Canio

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Live at Ruby Room on May 10 for Farm Party #8

farmparty8-borderTokyo Gig Guide’s Farm Party is back!

For Farm Party #8 at Ruby Room in Shibuya on May 10th, Abikyokan will be joined by come to my party and 1000s of cats. DJs include our friends The Dad Jackets and Ian Martin.

Tokyo Gig Guide presents Farm Party #8

Date: Friday 10 May 2013

Venue: Ruby Room, Shibuya, Tokyo

Open: 18:30, start 19:00

Cost: 1000yen (+ drink)

Live: come to my partyabikyokan1000s of cats

DJs: The Dad Jackets (Roodmin & Vinski), Ian Martin (Call and Response Records), Timutaku (Alternative Current), Grant McGaheran (Abikyokan)

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