Rovo

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Rovo
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Rovo at Moers Festival 2004, Germany
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Post-rock, psychedelic, avant-garde, electronic, trance
Years active 1996–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Indies Network, Tzadik
Associated acts Boredoms
Website rovo.jp
Members Seiichi Yamamoto
Yuji Katsui
Tatsuki Masuko
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki
Jin Harada
Youichi Okabe

Rovo is a Japanese instrumental band founded in 1996 in Tokyo by former Boredoms guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto, Bondage Fruit electric violinist Yuji Katsui, and synthesizer/effects technician Tatsuki Masuko, and featuring Yasuhiro Yoshigaki on drums and percussion, Youichi Okabe on drums and percussion, and Jin Harada on bass guitar. Rovo defines their music as "man-drive trance," and many of their compositions have a dance-oriented minimalism similar to that of Neu! or the early-'80s instrumentals of Simple Minds.

Discography[edit]

  • Pico! (1998), Sony Music Entertainment
  • Imago (1999), Sony Music Entertainment
  • Pyramid (2000), Sony Music Entertainment
  • Sai (2001), Hi-Fidelity Flag Disc/Warner Indies Network
  • Sino / Pan-American Beef Stake Art Federations split 12" with Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden (2001), P-Vine Records
  • Tonic 2001 live double album (2002), Tzadik Records
  • Flage (2002), Hi-Fidelity Flag Disc/Warner Indies Network
  • Mon (2004), Hi-Fidelity Flag Disc/First Aid Network
  • Condor (2006), Wonderground Music
  • Nuou (2008), Wonderground Music
  • Ravo (2010), Wonderground Music
  • Phase (2012),
  • Phoenix Rising (2013) with System 7, a-wave

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