Sometimes electronic music can be soul-crushingly boring. But fans can't tell the difference because they've been hypnotized by a series of bleeps and bloops.
In a few years, however, when trends change and the difference between what's good and not good is revealed, Fujiya and Miyagi will remain enshrined in iPods and iLibraries worldwide.
A quartet from Brighton, England, this band is not Japanese. And yet these four white guys have been making music under the assumption that they're Asian since 1999.
The group just released its fourth album, the dark and jaunty Ventriloquizzing. With a Broadcast vibe and influenced by Krautrock, the music is relaxed. But it's not stoner relaxed. Just more like bedtime dance music that might make you dance.
Live, Fujiya and Miyagi is similarly dreamy. You should expect men on instruments, low harmonizing, and light surrealism. Also, a little parting reminder: Don't forget to wear your best dancing pajamas.
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Fujiya and Miyagi with Benton, Will Renaurt, Patrick Walsh, and Jonathan Brody, presented by Nightdrive. Thursday, May 26. The Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $15 via wantickets.com. Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com.