Fujiya & Miyagi aren’t actually Japanese – but rather are from Brighton, UK, and mostly influenced by German Krautrock. This Anglo-Teutonic connection is genuinely evident on the infectious, Euro-iffic new single “Impossible Objects of Desire,” which opens with an icy Kraftwerkian synth riff, and adds the dispassionate vocals and melodic bass riffs so familiar to lovers of New Order.
Lyrically, it’s, curiously enough, a love song to…a vinyl record. (“I should listen to you more than I do.”)
“The song is a hymn to vinyl and the rush that music can provide,” offers vocalist David Best. “It loosely began as a homage to Bowie’s ‘Be My Wife’ Video, but then morphed into something else. The song is also about the physical and chemical reaction music has on the mind and body.”
The hyper-sensory video, which BlackBook premieres here, appropriately technofies the band in color-coded special effects.