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.
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
GAMIQ 2017 - NOMINATION BEST EXPERIMENTAL EP
GAMIQ 2017 - NOMINATION BEST ART WORK
GAMIQ 2016 - NOMINATION BEST EXPERIMENTAL EP
M FOR MONTREAL (2017)
europe tour (2017)
FESTIVAL D'ÉTÉ DE QUÉBEC (2017)
TAVERNE TOUR (2016)
DISTORSION PSYCH FEST (2016)
us tour (2016)
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