Grapthar's Song of the Day: mudy on the 昨晩 - 'PERSON! PERSON!'

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mudy on the 昨晩 - PERSON! PERSON!

Mudy on the 昨晩 (Mudy on the Sakuban)

are a Japanese band that I was really into seven or eight years ago, and one I recently revisited while going through some old playlists. They were formed in 2006 in Nagoya, Japan, with the current line-up consisting of Yohei Yamakawa (guitar), Hirosuka Furusawa (guitar), Mori Watifou (guitar), Yuki Hoki (bass), and Kohei Ito (drums). The triple guitar line-up allows them to write some really awesome, intricately layered guitar parts (on albums and in live settings) that normally would only be achieved by over-dubbing in studio. No one guitarist is the 'rhythm' or 'lead' section, which gives them a versatility that helps define their sound.

Listen to PERSON! PERSON! by mudy on the 昨晩 here.

This song is the single and opening

track on the band's 2011 album mudy in squal, and was my introduction to the group. Though they at times have a sort of 'mathy' sound, they incorporate a lot of ideas from Japanese rock, which at times is reminiscent of anime soundtracks. Modern Japanese rock and roll uses sounds from the emo, indie, and pop world, which lets it stand apart from the direction modern rock in Western countries has gone. The 3 guitars are clearly on display in this track, and work together to create some pretty epic and cool progressions, harmonizing lead parts at times, but also doing three separate but cohesive things.

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