Atsuko Chiba


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Like a giant rock beast roaming the earth, Montreal quintet Atsuko Chiba crosses with impunity the borders among prog-, kraut-, psych-, funk-, and post-rock with a dynamic, hypnotic cohesion. Their eclectic, immersive, cosmically intense pieces are like vast, vertiginous mountain kingdoms, rife with surprising and unexpected features.

The band continues to write music that prominently features heavy effect processing and ambient electronics, within a melodic and rhythmic framework. Atsuko Chiba destabilizes genre categorizations and conventional compositional techniques to create music that is best characterized by its nonlinear, composite, and dynamic style. The band’s live performances uniquely combine their sound-based creative practices and live-triggered projections to create immersive sensorial environments.

Not shy of touring, 2017-2018 has seen Atsuko Chiba take on many tours spanning Canada, the U.S. as well as Europe promoting their latest EP The Memory Empire. Over the years, they have shared the stage with Indian Handcrafts, Caspian, Duchess Says, Tricot, 65daysofstatic, If These Trees Could Talk, The Alarmist, Arms and Sleepers and Little Tybee, among others. They also have taken part in a multitude of festivals, namely: Festival d’été de Québec, Pop Montreal, M for Montreal, Lawnya Vawnya, Festival de Musique Émergente d’Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME)  and Distorsion Psych Fest.


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Atsuko Chiba is an unclassifiable, hyperactive, and overall weird band that plays experimental music that draws influences from psychedelic, post-rock, progressive rock, and probably a bunch more stuff with one or more prefixes.
— ARTIC DRONES
Bathed in psychedelic projections, the troupe were at the centre of an immersive audio-visual experience.
— Exclaim!
Getting right down to the meat and marrow. They’ll infect you. They’ll steal you away. They’ll tap right into your core and begin pumping in their whirling, ticking, peaking, grinding sounds.
— INDEPENDANT MUSIC NEWS

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Landmark Concert

LAWNYA VAWNYA (2018)
M FOR MONTREAL (2017)
TOURNÉE EUROPÉENNE (2017)
FME (2017)
FESTIVAL D'ÉTÉ DE QUÉBEC (2017)
TAVERNE TOUR (2017) 
DISTORSION PSYCH FEST (2016)
TOURNÉE AMÉRICAINE (2016)

Awards

GAMIQ 2017 - NOMINATION BEST EXPERIMENTAL EP
GAMIQ 2017 - NOMINATION BEST ART WORK
GAMIQ 2016 - NOMINATION BEST EXPERIMENTAL EP