Label: Deaf Dumb and Blind Communications
Following the sell-out success of their first three Tirk 10" vinyl only singles, this latest album release compiles new versions of those six tracks, available for the first time on CD, with four previously unreleased scorchers: Sucker Punch, Transparent Things, Cylinders and Reeboks In Heaven. Fujiya & Miyagi are David Best (Miyagi, vocals, guitar, occasional but strictly non-progrock Moog), Steve Lewis (Fujiya, keyboard, beats, programming), and Matt Hainsby (Ampersand, bass guitar). The story of how they met and formed the band variously reports a mutual hero-worship of world heavyweight wrestler Kendo Nagasaki (from Wolverhampton, and like the boys from F&M, not a Japanese cell in his muscle bound body), and a shared interest in krautrock and early nineties electronica discovered while warming the subs bench during Sunday league football. And the name? Miyagi was taken from the film 'The Karate Kid' and Fujiya was the name of a record player. It just looked really nice written down. Fujiya & Miyagi produce a sound that has been located by the music and media fraternity as somewhere between Can, Happy Mondays, Alabama 3, Kraftwerk and Talking Heads.