Improvised out-jazz/art rock with a focus on Middle Eastern/South Asian melody, rhythms, and drones.
"Sacramento trio Swimming in Bengal makes music like hookah smoke. Slow, sensual and snakish, their Indian-influenced blend of drone and raga builds exponentially past mere Eastern imitation and into a state of pure, hypnotic Param dhama" - Decoder UK
I am a big fan of music with psychedelic tendencies as long as melodies and harmonies are not completely buried under tons of distorted guitars and weird noises.
This album nails it for me. Very easy to listen to and a good balance between mystical psych-soundscapes, acid-folk and slow hypnotic grooves. Papa Jay (Radio Smorgasbord)
Holy smoke. One of the finest contemporary psych albums I've heard. Like an acoustic Annexus Quam meets Popul Vuh circa Brüder des Schattens meets Amon Düül circa Paradieswärts Düül meets traditional musicians from rural Iran playing Fairport Convention's Matty Groves. Forward thinking heads from southern Arizona making music as authentic and transcendent as it comes. Mushroom Head
The most traditional psych-rock project these guys have made. They stick to the classic formula but adding their own twists and turns to each song. Kodama is the absolute stand-out for me and is genuinely my favorite Kikagaku Moyo song of all time and not gonna lie, the 2021 reissue gold vinyl looks so cool!
PLAY THIS SHIT AT A PARTY AND GO CRAZY!!! naakz