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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

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.


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

Abikyokan & Barry Zogon Band Live




4/20 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with The Neso, neccc, 273秒

1/5 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Moja, This Day Last Year (Australia), Fidel 500


9/22 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with サイコ風呂敷, KUUNATIC, Cusper

6/3 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Second Apartment, YGK, come to my party, Justice Christopher

4/28 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Alexa Dexa, Energish Golf, Youthmemory


12/10 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Cocoon Pit, NEONS, byokikun

6/16 – lown, Shimokitazawa with Juliette Jemm & the Naka Jets, The Seymours

6/5 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Kiyasu Orchestra, OPQ, DJ Topgear, hitodama

3/13 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Monaural mini-Plug, Day and Buffalo, SHOKO


7/5 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Minami Deutsch, LIF, Client/Server is Kill

5/16 – DOM Studio, Koenji with GRIND-d.c.p.s., Client/Server is Kill


10/24 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Meah!, Jebiotto, comorevi-ButtEr fLy

9/26 – Gamuso, Asagaya with Goodbye Enemy Airship, Mokyow, Minami Deutsch, Akainu Shimai




4/25 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Slowmarico, Servals.

2/16 – Ten, Koenji with うるせぇよ。

1/12 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with Hysteric Picnic, Fancy Numnum, ヤング・フラッテリィズ.


10/13 – Crawfish, Akasaka with Boys of Hong Kong, Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass, Andersons, Nevernevereverland, Albion’s Gambit

5/10 – Ruby Room, Shibuya with come to my party, 1000s of cats.

2/24 – Yellow Vision, Asagaya with Garinoise, Nakagawa Ichiro.


9/28 – Rosso 350, Shinjuku with Liquor Store.

8/30 – 20000V, Higashi-Koenji with Jebiotto!, N’toko, Praha Depart, Exoskeletone.

06/02 – Gamuso, Asagaya with Speaker. Art exhibition: sayuri lovelock

2/16 – Bullet’s, Nishiazabu with DJs amikit* (OSFC), ごじゃ, DJ ナイアガラ, DJ エメラルド, matocotoshuco


11/05 – Dynamo, Koenji with Jebiotto!, Fancy Numnum, Living Astro

10/29 – 12 Bunch, Mizonokuchi with Caesium-138, Sam-hain

5/28 – Loft, Shinjuku with birds melt sky, Mont Blanc, ちくわテイスティング協会, The Watanabes

4/22 – Gamuso, Asagaya with Ntoko, Akane Hosaka, ヤング・フラッテリィズ

3/26 – Pink Cow, Shibuya with Paranoid Bee

3/20 – Gamuso, Asagaya with Makino Eri & Best Friends, TropeN


10/29 – Maple House, Gakugei-Daigaku with Misfits Tribute Band

9/05 – Gamuso, Asagaya with 1000s of Cats, Psocase

6/26 – Stepway Studio, Yoyogi with Opossum, The Oversleep Excuse, Dakko

4/17 – Gamuso, Asagaya with Akane Hosaka, Living Astro, tsuma-saki, Belgium Internet

1/31 – Gamuso, Asagaya with Walkie Talkie in the Cornfield, Psocase


12/19 – Tots Studio, Honancho with TropeN, PSOCASE, speaker, ymss, tsuma-saki, matokotoshuco

11/13 – Under Deer Lounge, Shibuya with  Laurier Tiernan, 19 Mirrors

10/10 – 20000V, Koenji with Mir, The Mornings, tacobonds, 桃色アゲハ, ruruxu/sinn, ミー愛さしみ

5/23 – Meets, Otsuka with NOW (from London), Makino Eri, boucheta, coin, minguss

4/11 – Arutobenri, Hirai with TropeN, Makino Eri


8/30 – Flat, Nishiogikubo with Eri Makino, TropeN, Psy-Vogue

7/12 – Heaven’s Door, Sangenjaya with TropeN

6/7 – What’s Up, Uguisudani with TropeN

5/17 Flat, Nishiogikubo

3/15 – Flat, Nishiogikubo with Eri Makino, TropeN


8/24 – Flat, Nishiogikubo with guest Miki Naoe (from Dennou Shock Boys), TropeN, Eri Makino, PONCHOS & SCOOTERS

3/17 – Aoiheya, Shibuya with 的場裕太, Saturday Evening Post, Makino Eri, arbo l, 寫實繪師, Jobim


9/30  – Showboat, Koenji with And About Hers, レンダ, Audipop, テクマ!, Drive To The Forest In A Japanese Car, Clisms, ヨルズインザスカイ, Worst Taste

7/03 – O-Nest, Shibuya with SHOOT MY DISCO, miami, SALADABAR, DE DE MOUSE, モスキイト, 右大臣左大臣, DJ KOVACS

4/30 – 20000V, Koenji with Heaven’s People Band, Garara

4/2 – Penguin House, Koenji with Artificial Lover, Aural Fit, 陰核御殿, That’s A No No!, マイアミ


10/09 – Penguin House, Koenji with Usagi Spiral A, Miami, Alan Smithee, Bonzos, Audipop

8/05 – Warp, Kichijoji with TropeN

7/10 –  Ebisu, Guilty

6/15 – Muryoku Muzenji with Dennou Shock Boys

5/27 – Cyclone, Shibuya

5/22 – Penguin House, Koenji with 宮川俊介 (From ボンゾズ), Audipop, The Students, Shoot My Disco

4/30 – Yaneura, Shibuya


10/16 – Cafe Moderate

7/24 – La Fabrique, Shibuya with Stockholm Film Group

5/15 – Cafe Moderate

3/6 – Cafe Moderate

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








hitch (eguri)

Roodmin (Hippo Disco)


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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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

abikyokan goatbabe 2013.11.29


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


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


20:30 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)


Abikyokan live @ Yellow Vision on 2/24/2013


Our first gig of 2013 will be with our friends GARINOISE for their album release party.


2月24日(日) 2012/2/24 (Sunday)
Garinoise Album Release Event

@阿佐ヶ谷Yellow Vision
at Asagaya Yellow Vision

19時開場 / Open 19:00 / 19時半開演 / Start 19:30
1500円+1Drinkオーダー / 1500円 plus one drink order

出演: / LIVE:

ガリノイズ / Garinoise
[佐藤信昭 Sato Nobuaki (Vo/G/DrumMachine/Composed), 小倉純一 Ogura Junichi (G/B/Synth), 山田花乃 Yamada Kano (Dance), 直江実樹 Naoe Miki (Radio)]




中川一郎 / Nakagawa Ichiro


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