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Journal Spy Effort – Simply

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

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Artist: Journal Spy Effort (Now Mirror)
Song: Simply
From album: Journal Spy Effort EP
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Journal Spy Effort was one of the first bands to catch my attention when I started searching for unique Japanese Indie music. This song in particular didn’t really seem to be a part of any genre I could put my finger on right away.

The clear focus is on the wildly gyrating guitar work, and the vocals only come in occasionally to anchor the compellingly complex instrumental architecture.

Since this 2006 EP, they have swapped out a couple members and greatly refined their style, now going by the name of Mirror. Their more recent work will be featured here in the near future.