We just can’t stop adding brilliant bands to our roster here at Reckless Yes and yesterday we announced four new artists in our ranks. Today we’re introducing you to one of them a bit more closely; meet Japan Review ahead of the release of an EP in spring.
Formed in 2014 Japan Review has had a few different members over the years but is formed around the nucleus of Adam O’Sullivan. The EP, co-written and recorded last year with former Beach Volleyball bandmate Dom Ashton, is a perfect introduction to the synth and drone soundscape.
Reckless Yes co-founder Pete Darrington said, “I think I was less than 20 seconds into the first Japan Review track when I knew I wanted to work with this project. More than just a nu-gaze band, the mix of electronica and hazy glide guitar conjures images of a dark sparse near future of Blade Runner proportions.
“Main man Adam together with his collaborators is architecting soundscapes that will take your breath away. 21st Century post-rock genius -reinventing the guitar in a way that deserves to reach a wider audience.”
Reckless Yes co-founder Sarah Lay said, “It’s really exciting to get involved with bands who have a strong creative vision but are still working out how to bring it to life. In the debut EP from Japan Review you get lo-fi sad dance music laden with potential and subtly referencing influences including Four Tet and Beach House.”
Japan Review’s Adam O’Sullivan said, “I’m really excited that Japan Review has joined the Reckless Yes family, From our first conversation with Pete and Sarah, it was clear that the supportive and creative ethos of the label makes it the perfect place for this project.
“The roster is full of great emerging bands and I’m looking forward to releasing music and working alongside them.”
Listen to previous Japan Review release Sad Dance Music
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Japan Review joins the Reckless Yes roster alongside Panic Pocket, Mark Morriss, and Turkish Delight. We’ll be bringing you more on each of them this week.