Kikagaku Moyo’s 4th full length studio album is named Massana Temples. The record is a psychedelic exploration, and are ispired by various experiences the band had with traveling through life together. The band spent months on tour to making a pilgrimage to Lisbon to record the album with jazz musician Bruno Pernadas. The band sought out Pernadas both out of admiration for his music and in an intentional move to work with a producer who came from a wildly different background.
With Masana Temples the band wanted to challenge their own concepts of what psychedelic music could be. Elements of both the attentive folk and wild-eyed rocking sides of the band are still intact throughout, but they’re sharper and more defined. More than the literal interpretation of being on a journey, the album’s always changing sonic panorama reflects the spiritual connection of the band moving through this all together.Their music incorporates elements of classical Indian music, krautrock, traditional Folk, and 70s rock and more.