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Rock Lights

Abikyokan – Rock Lights

New song in time for Christmas.

Recorded at Goatbabe Kameido in November 2012.

Jacob Arntson – voice, harmonica
Craig Exton – Casiotone keyboard
Grant McGaheran – synth
Tatsumi Ochiai – guitar
DM-1 – ice beats



The 24 Hours EP (2012)

Abikyokan – The 24 Hours EP

1. 24 Hours (3:06)
2. Your Tattoo (4:01)
3. Thicker Stuff (4:23)

Released 30 August 2012

Written, recorded and produced by Abikyokan in Hirai and Kameido, Tokyo, Summer 2012

Jacob Arntson – vocals, guitar, synth
Grant McGaheran – drums, beats, samples, synths
Tatsumi Ochiai – synths, guitar
Craig Exton – bass guitar

Free download on Bandcamp

Free download on Soundcloud

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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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.

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Fear (Video)

Fear by Abikyokan.
From the Fear EP out in June 2012.

Abikyokan are Jacob Arntson, Tatsumi Ochiai, Grant McGaheran and Craig Exton.

Video by Craig Exton from footage from the 1972 Russian film Ruslan And Ludmila (Руслан и Людмила – Ruslan i Lyudmila).

Don’t believe in fear, cause there is nothing after.
You can change your face, change what you say,
Don’t change at all, I love you your old way,
I’m running scared, I’m feeling bad, well good god damn you