When: Sat., Oct. 22, 7-10 p.m. 2016
The mechanical drones of Krautrock bands like Tangerine Dream and Faust melt into elaborate Hindu incantations in the hazy realm of Kikagaku Moyo (literally “geometric patterns” in Japanese). A familiar face at Austin Psych Fest, the acid folk outfit has accrued an international following since its initial debut as a free music collective on the surreal streets of Tokyo, Japan. Now exiting the recording studio with 2016’s House in the Tall Grass, contemplative tracks like “Old Snow, White Sun” and “Fata Morgana” concoct narcotic dreamscapes that rivals Kubla Kahn’s Xanadu without dissolving into a cacophonous mess. Serving up a sophisticated spin on psychedelic rock, Kikagaku Moyo’s performance at K23 with Mount Sherpa and Teevee isn’t one to miss.