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ATSUKO CHIBA

EXPERIMENTAL/PROG/ROCK

Like a giant rock beast roaming the earth, Montreal quintet Atsuko Chiba crosses with impunity the borders among prog-, kraut-, psych-, funk-, and post-rock with a dynamic, hypnotic cohesion. Their eclectic, immersive, cosmically intense pieces are like vast, vertiginous mountain kingdoms, rife with surprising and unexpected features. Their fourth collection, The Memory Empire, came out last November.

The band continues to write music that prominently features heavy effect processing and ambient electronics, within a melodic and rhythmic framework. Atsuko Chiba destabilizes genre categorizations and conventional compositional techniques to create music that is best characterized by its nonlinear, composite, and dynamic style. The band’s live performances uniquely combine their sound-based creative practices and live-triggered projections to create immersive sensorial environments.

Atsuko Chiba has shared the stage with Indian Handcrafts, Caspian, Duchess Says, Tricot, 65daysofstatic, If These Trees Could Talk, The Alarmist, Arms and Sleepers and Little Tybee, among others. 

2017 sees Atsuko Chiba touring throughout Canada, the United States and Europe to promote the release of their latest EP The Memory Empire. 

These guys are masters of soundscapes and ambient sound.
— pedalfusion.com

ON TOUR

FEB 28 - MONTRÉAL @ DIVAN ORANGE
MAR 1 - TERREBONNE @ LE MOULINET
MAR 2 - STE-HYACINTHE @ LE ZARICOT
MAR 10 - QUÉBEC @ L'ANTI
MAR 21 - TORONTO @ Baby G
MAR 22 - DETROIT @ KORNER BAR
MAR 23 - KALAMAZOO @ SHAKESPEARE'S
MAR 24 - CHICAGO @ 2024
MAR 25 - PORT HURON @ SCHWONKSOUNDSTEAD

 

LAtest RELEASES

PRESS

Getting right down to the meat and marrow. They’ll infect you. They’ll steal you away. They’ll tap right into your core and begin pumping in their whirling, ticking, peaking, grinding sounds.
— INDEPENDANT MUSIC NEWS
Atsuko Chiba is an unclassifiable, hyperactive, and overall weird band that plays experimental music that draws influences from psychedelic, post-rock, progressive rock, and probably a bunch more stuff with one or more prefixes.
— ARTIC DRONES
Bathed in psychedelic projections, the troupe were at the centre of an immersive audio-visual experience.
— Exclaim!
There is an explicit raw energy the band exudes (...) The slow drone of the rhythm section overlaid by the buzzing synthesizer tones coupled with the delayed guitars—it all culminates into an ethereal experience, making you acutely aware of your own breathing as your eyes close and your head tilts back ever so slightly.
— HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY

VIDEOS

 

AWARDS


GAMIQ 2017 - NOMINATION BEST EXPERIMENTAL EP
GAMIQ 2017 - NOMINATION BEST ART WORK
GAMIQ 2016 - NOMINATION BEST EXPERIMENTAL EP

MAJOR SHOWS


M FOR MONTREAL (2017)
europe tour (2017)
FME (2017)
FESTIVAL D'ÉTÉ DE QUÉBEC (2017)
TAVERNE TOUR (2016) 
DISTORSION PSYCH FEST (2016)
us tour (2016)

CONTACT


marilyne lacombe - MARILYNE@mothland.com