Stemming from Osaka, but now based in Tokyo, Oshiripenpenz belong to the movement named Kansai Zero Generation a.k.a. Boredoms’ Children. They sing sorrow outsider music with dislocated rhythms, which remind us of Captain Beefheart or ‘80s post-punk bands.
“We have no other punk-rockers than Oshiripenpenz,” said 80s Kansai No-Wave legend Ko Machida. And it says it all. But let me tell you the reason why Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe) has more unique musicians than Tokyo.
Kansai’s culture allows us to be stupid and foolish with each other. We don’t have to be “right” person. We can choose any way of life.
Stream “Crystal Body” on Spotify.