Japanese avant-garde synth wave duo group A was formed in 2012 by Tommi Tokyo (synthesizers, vocals, percussion) and Sayaka Botanic (violin, cassette tapes). Their early shows came as a shock to most spectators, non-stop waves of experimental noise, intensely emotional poetry reading and nude live-paintings.
While their mixture of synth heavy minimal wave, avant noise, striking visuals and performance art still carries the very breath of early industrial pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle or Cabaret Voltaire, the duo has since evolved into a beast of its own.
In 2015 group A self-released their 3rd album [70+A=](which was later released on vinyl from Mecanica Records) and played their first full on European tour incl. festivals such as TodaysArt, Soy Festival and RIAM.
In 2016 the duo moved to Berlin where they further developed their musical and visual material, performed at local CTM Festival as well as at Berlin's GEGEN Party. They also appeared at Atonal Berlin '16 where they played 3hrs of experimental dj-set. In October they went on their 3rd full European tour which included several festivals such as Clandestino, Kalabalik, Steirischer Herbst, UH Fest, PHONO Festival, Avant Art Festival and Saint Ghetto Festival in Switzerland.
Order our new album [70+a=] now on Bandcamp!*Available on Cassette, CDR and Digital.
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