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