Category: News

New EP and live in August!

Abikyokan have started work on our new release, the 24 Hours EP.

Hopefully this will be available in time for our show at Koenji 20000 Den-atsu on August 30th with Jebiotto and N’toko, two artists we’ve thoroughly dug playing with before.

More news on the EP and the gig as soon as we get it. For now, follow us on twitter and let us know your thoughts on the Fear EP!

And get ready for the God (Bigfoot) video, just around the corner…watching…waiting…

Review of The Fear EP

Ian Martin over at Clear and Refreshing has written a nice honest review of our latest EP:

Abikyokan: The Fear EP

Tokyo-based pan-national wrongpop quartet Abikyokan’s new EP sees the eclectic and unpredictable group dropping, at least for now, the live drums that clomped through some of their recent recordings and reining back on the harder rocking blues, country and soul influences in favour of a return to electronic beats and focus on the synth-based 80s pop elements that they never quite really abandoned and…

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Live at Gamuso June 2nd! New EP release June 1st!

Our new three-song EP Fear is ready for release, and will be available to download for free from this Friday, June 1st. The songs are In The Woods, Fear and God (Bigfoot), and we hope you love them! They were murder to record, but also a blast. They represent some quieter and more minimal corners of Abikyokan’s art-dance universe.

To celebrate the release we’ll be playing our first live show since February at Asagaya Gamuso this Saturday, June 2nd. Joining us will be our friends Speaker, artist Sayuri Lovelock and DJ Antonio Yodobashi. Craig and Grant will also be transmitting some great records from out of their computers/brains in the spaces between the other great things.  In addition, a limited edition CD of the Fear EP will be available to 40 lucky audience members!

Looking forward to seeing you there, as we usher in the next stage of Abikyokan’s Deep Space Mission. Go deh!

Schedule (TBC):

18:30 open

19:00 DJ Grant McGaheran (Abikyokan)

19:30 DJ Antonio Yodobashi

20:00 SPEAKER (live)

20:45 DJ Sayuri Lovelock

21:15 ABIKYOKAN (live)

22:00 DJs

Facebook event page

DJ craig eee at 13 complex, 5/27/2012

Come and see DJ craig eee (Craig from Abikyokan) DJ at volume 17 of 13 Complex at Bullet’s in Nishi-Azabu on Sunday May 27th.

Dance on the carpet or jump on the bed while listening to special live guest Roland Tings from Australia and DJs ヤナギシャワ (warszawa), hitch (EGURI), Young Fidelity DJs, 北 (内PEEE), DJ ナイアガラ (Synthesmic) and DJ エメラルド, VJ Akanuma Yuji (trad lab) and kamishibai by matocotoshuco.

It kicks off at 3pm, goes until 11pm and costs ¥1500 plus a drink.

On Tokyo Gig Guide

On Facebook

13 complex

Grant McGaheran DJ set at Synthesmic, 5/17/2012

Grant returns to DJ the starry and yet crackly corners of his musical soul at cosmic/synthesizer/galaxy DJ event Synthesmic next Thursday, May 17th at Nishiazabu Bullet’s. Entry is FREE, and the DJs are all superb, eclectic masters of magic, including Friends Of Kyokan and Absolute Legends Antonio Yodobashi, DJ Emerald and DJ Niagara… Go deh.

Place: Bullet’s

Time: 19:00 – 23:00


Antonio Yodobashi

DJ エメラルド

DJ ナイアガラ



Grant McGaheran (Abikyokan)

…plus kamishibai from 徳明希望