One of our favorite artists, and part of our family almost since the beginning, came out with a new killer record. This time a new 100% instrumental album.
You can call it surf music, instrumental rock, psychedelic, you name it. It’s so original and carved with a tone of influences since the 50s to the present music, that it’s almost unclassifiable.
Finally, this one comes with an Easter egg: it’s a true homage to one of the most important Japanese guitar players and composers of all time – Takeshi Terauchi. The sleeve is inspired in one of our favorite albums that he released in the 70s with The Blue Jeans – 羅生門 (Rashomon).
For us, this is one of the best albums that we have ever released in the latest years.
The LP come with a paper OBI, Japanese style, and there is an extra limited version of 100 copies in Deep Purple wax.
Chris Jack – Guitar / Organ / Percussion / Vocals
Bryan Styles – Drums / Percussion
Toru Nishimuta – Bass
All songs written and recorded by The Routes
Mixed and mastered by Christopher Jack
Cover photo by Yoshifumi Hiroike, Miyakawa Photo Studio (Hita, Japan)
Katakana Routes logo by Yoko Ono