It came as no surprise to me to find out that last year’s festival revelation Kim DooSoo and Kan Mikami are very close friends. Kim DooSoo emailed me to say that Kan was really excited to be performing in Glasgow again and to be a part of a festival that Kim DooSoo enjoyed so much last year. Musically they share a link to tradition that hangs over the song form but both also push this in unlimited ways. Kan’s sound is possibly more direct and forceful in the mode of Kazuki Tomokawa who was also at last year’s Counterflows. Great also to have Kan Mikami teamed up with Alex Neilson who’s been tweeting @alex_neilson how much he’s looking forward to playing with Kan again.
Check out the great intro to this video below.