Gaijin Blues set to share debut EP on Shapes of Rhythm

Gaijin Blues consists of Polish-based musician Naphta and his bandmate Playstation Yoga Music.

Gaijin Blues – a duo consisting of Naphta and PlayStation Yoga Music are set to share their self-titled EP early next month via Shapes of Rhythm.

We’re told that the four-track EP is “the result of tours to different regions of Japan and spending time in record shops, as well as playing classic RPGs. Gaijin Blues is a blend between Japanese and Western music with live studio instruments.”

The Polish-based duo has shared the first glimpse of the record in the form of ‘Secret Of Mana’.

Subtle electronics are driven by clattering live percussion and thumping bass with warming strings, live flute melodies and soft, relaxing vocals. Multi-layered and expertly composed this is an enticing track to lose yourself in.

Gaijin Blues follows Naphta’s full-length LP with The Shamans released last year via Astigmatic Records.

Pre-order, a copy of the EP here ahead of its February 1st release, check out the fabulous Hannah Brown artwork and tracklist below.

Gaijin Blues artwork.


1. Secret of Mana
2. Cafe LeBlanc
3. Metal Gear Rex
4. Guardia Castle

Gaijin Blues will drop on strictly limited vinyl 12″ via Shapes of Rhythm – pre-order from Bandcamp.

CF Smith

Permeating your ears with good music.

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