Myths Of The Far Future presents: Grimm Grimm + Kohhei Matsuda + John Roseboro + Bells
London-based singer-songwriter experimentalist Koichi Yamanoha has been operating under the alias of Grimm Grimm since 2013. The project is an outlet for his fragile, haunted, otherworldly forays into baroque folk, uneasy easy listening, futurist lyricism, and electroacoustic oddities with foggy melancholia.
With hazy electric guitar pluck and live manipulation of his private cassette tape recordings, Kohhei Matsuda explores a labyrinth-like structure of his past and future memories. This music is a meditative journey through one’s personal memory, a kind of music that accompanies the listeners to unknown and forgotten times.
Kohhei Matsuda is active in a wide range of fields as a guitarist, synth player, and composer and has played for/with a variety of people such as Josephine Foster, Grimm Grimm, Serafina Steer, Alabaster dePlume, Keiji Haino, Daniel Blumberg, and Damo Suzuki.
Other projects include: University Challenged (with Ajay Sagger of King Champion Sound and Oli Heffernan) Birdpaintingscum (with Mark Cremins).
The first solo recordings ‘Blue Variations Vol.1’ is out now.
Known for his buttery voice and distinct style, singer-songwriter and visual artist John Roseboro has been making a name for himself in the indie scene, redefining and innovating the genre up and down the California coast with his confessional approach.
Building off of the likes of Bonfá and Jobim, Roseboro’s post-bossa style carries other similarities to the greats in that his music focuses on personal and social justice,
undertaking major concepts such as human rights, love, and religion. It’s no surprise that the LA native, now living in NYC, with his gentle singing and pious references, has earned himself the nickname ‘Angel of LA’ and quickly earning a feature on TIDAL as the face of Rising Folk, being described as “probably the music that will heal the world… impossible to be indifferent, in voice and soul.”
BELLS, led by multi-disciplinary artist Kandice Holmes, expands from solo performance to a sprawling psychedelic-folk and experimental ensemble. Her prophetic lyricism takes inspiration from ancient wisdom and poetry of the Psalms, with songs that speak of hope despite the circumstance. Her first release came in February 2020 with a cover of traditional folk song Gypsy Davey with friends Kikagaku Moyo. Since, life has relocated to a remote village on Greek Island Lesvos, where she has the privilege of loving her neighbours seeking asylum, inspiring the song ‘No Borders on the Soul’ a clarion call for the rights of humane migration “There are no borders on the soul, it is a truth we all must hold, denial leaves a human hole, the right of all people to find home”. With a brief return to the City, BELLS brings an intimate live show that creates space for reflection and meaningful connection, even transformation.
DJ: Kurt Krapperz