The third studio full length album from Japan’s toe is now here. The follow up to their 2012 EP The Future Is Now, covers new ground in the next stage of the band’s career.
Toe is a Japanese music group. While mentioned in many post-rock circles, their song structure and dynamics are similar to many popular math rock artists.
toe is composed of Kashikura Takashi on drums, Mino Takaaki on guitar, Yamane Satoshi on bass guitar, and Yamazaki Hirokazu on guitar. toe has formally played with this line-up since the band’s inception in 2000.
The vast majority of the music is instrumental, punctuated by Takashi’s drumming. The band is also known for its melodic, clean guitar settings. Additionally, the compositions have repetition and stylings from typical rock motifs, but use very subtle changes in beat and rhythm to form a unique sound. The band has changed their sound over their musical tenure by incorporating instruments such as acoustic guitars, rhodes piano, and vibraphones into their most recent releases.
The album will be released as a CD on August 7, 2015 and the Vinyl will be Released on October 16, 2015.