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Test Tone vol. 53

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Test Tone vol. 53: Festive Lifeboat Excursions

January 9th, 2010 (Saturday) 19:30 to 25:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.

A New Year change of climate. Bring in the sinking New Year with ocean-sized party music courtesy of:

Praha Depart

Praha DepartOver five years ago, the founding members of Praha Depart lugged their gear all the way from Hokkaido to Tokyo, in search of the perfect combination of new wave and grunge rock. What they found was something a little more surprising.

Hooking up with their current drummer in 2006, their sound keeps all you would expect from a post-millennium Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, yet remains entirely listenable and loveable thanks to a good dose of latin-fused bounce and stumble.

Praha Depart

Government Alpha + Yoshiyuki Ichiraku + Cal Lyall + Keigo Iwami

Government AlphaIn a first-time meeting, four performers from weird and wonderful musical locales battle it out in an ocean of slippery improvised sludge.

Ramshackling, nay, swashbuckling fun guaranteed.

Government Alpha

Yoshiyuki Ichiraku

Cal Lyall

Keigo Iwami


UmibachiNew Wave pioneers from Tokyo guide us through brand new dance steps in a feast of riff-heavy psychedelic pop. Krautrock-influenced meditational groove from the city's urban core.

Tight, spaced-out and stunningly executed.



SHITA new concept in post pretentremendrumics and a road map to post-tantric pataphysical brainsnack flavourings.

Featuring members of Ryusenkei Body, VEEDEEE, Jahiliyyah, OKHP and many more, a sizzling improvised space-out!

Evil Penguin

Evil Penguin Grand wizard of vinyl and interstellar treasure hunter, the Evil Penguin extracts the tastiest gems from his cosmic vat of recordings long forgotten. Pure listening pleasure.

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