BLACK CAB announce release of 明 (Akira) + announce East Coast album tour

BLACK CAB
Announce new album 明 (Akira)
Share new tracks ‘Prelude’ and ‘Closing Titles’
Announce East Coast album tour

Melbourne group Black Cab today announce the release of 明 (Akira) out Friday 4 August, 2017 viaInterstate40. To celebrate, they’ve shared two tracks from the album – Prelude‘ and ‘Closing Titles.

The album was inspired by classic Japanese sci-fi anime movies such as Akira, Ghost In the Shell, theEvangelion series and more. A blend of dark electronica, massed taiko drums and found sounds, the album is an alternative soundtrack to an anime sci-fi classic that is yet to be created.

Written and recorded by Black Cab, the album was mixed and mastered by Simon Polinski. For the artwork, the band commissioned UK anime illustrator Mike Anderson to create some fictional anime cells for the front and back covers, with Luke Fraser completing overall album design.

Black Cab will tour the album playing select launches in MelbourneBrisbane and Sydney this August. Both Melbourne and Brisbane shows will feature live Taikos. Full ticket links, guests and tour details below.

BLACK CAB 明 ALBUM LAUNCH

FRIDAY 4 AUGUST
Brisbane – GOMA Up Late QAGOMA

With special guests TOKO-TON taiko
Part of QAGOMA’s ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ exhibition
Buy tickets (includes gallery access)
Facebook event

FRIDAY 18 AUGUST
Melbourne – Howler

with special guests Toshi Sakamoto, Simona
Buy tickets
Facebook event

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST
Sydney – Oxford Arts Factory / LTR ON

Buy tickets
Facebook event

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