this title is OUT OF STOCK !!!
TIPOGRAPHICA are very hard to describe,
which is probably why they were one of the
most interesting band of the 90s
(unfortunately, the band recently decided to part ways).
The musicians, consisting of guitarist, bassist,
drummer, and a small horn section seemed
influenced by Frank ZAPPA's 70s jazz compositions,
and especially Ruth Underwood's crazed percussion
However, the rhythms on "God Says I Can't Dance"
are really unique, and don't seem directly influenced
I've heard their unique rhythm work being called
"arhythmic" (tons of starts, stops, 90 degree turns,
Yes, you could definitely say that.
But the band is great at creating grooves out of
those irregular rhythms, giving the music a strange
danceable quality to it (like ZAPPA's catchiest work).
The interaction between musicians has a
playfulness to it that is typical of most of the
experimental Japanese bands.
TIPOGRAPHICA are a perfect introduction to
the Japanese prog scene.
Review by Steve Hegede