Fukuoka native Kumio Kurachi is one of the most original players of the Japanese underground. When he’s not making visual art, Kurachi writes, sings and performs his unique brand of song – often pairing surreal lyrics and unorthodox tunings with theatrical vocal mannerisms. He has performed actively in Japan since the 80’s and still plays shows in Fukuoka regularly. Past collaborators include Taku Unami and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto. He has played with Tenniscoats, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Katsura Yamauchi, Tori Kudo, Jim O’Rourke and Eiko Ishibashi. His first album released outside of Japan ‘Sound of Turning Earth’ was released on bison in June. This will be his first trip to Scotland.
“The music is so melodious that the mixture of the strange wording, guitar and variations of voices thrives all together and it can haunt you without noticing it, just like the small events of everyday life you can’t escape from.” – Midori Ogata