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This is Goat – one of the most exciting things happening in Osaka’s underground music scene! – Japan Times
Goat (jp) are a hyper percussive minimal techno avant-garde band from Osaka, who deliver metronomic and poly-rhythmic music with jaw-dropping precision.
Comprising of guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, while every member also doubles up on percussion – creating music unlike any other art rock band. It's hard to house them in any genre... Jazz? Electronics? Rock?
In their heavily percussive tracks, they mute melodic instruments to reinforce the beat, and make frequent use of harmonics played outside the twelve-tone.
After going through a lineup reshape in early 2017, they moved on to build compositions that explore dense rhythmic pathways even further, centring more on intertwining patterns and minimal repetitive rhythms – possibly labelled acoustic techno.
They released their debut album ‘New games’ (2013) and second album ‘Rhythm & Sound’ (2015) with the label HEADZ. Their first vinyl release, a collaboration of both previous records is out this month, March 2018 on EM Records.