Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing
(Full Time Hobby)
Brighton’s Fujiya & Miyagi return here with their fourth album, Ventriloquizzing and, as one might guess from the title, this particular collection of songs is inspired by the idea of ventriloquism or more broadly, the idea of someone else speaking for you. As a result, the album is imbued with a creepy, underlying sense of unrest, the kind that goes hand-in-hand with creepy, horror-movie dummies. Still, that doesn’t stop this being as engrossing and, indeed, as funky as ever – from the chilled piano-doused beats of ‘OK’, to the pulsating grooves of ‘Sixteen Shades of Black and Blue’.