It’s appropriate that Tokyo group Buddy Girl And Mechanic’s debut album came out in February 2013, a month that has been surprisingly bone chilling in more than weather ways. Buddy Girl And Mechanic unfolds at a slow pace, the band playing every track hear at a relaxed pace that allows the music itself to reveal new patterns and details as they swirl onward. Album-opener “Ultra Witch Crafty Fab” is a relatively quiet take on Krautrock, lasting seven-some minutes and never building up to any climax, but rather sustaining a consistent speed where new additions creep in from the side. It’s a slightly unsettling number, reminiscent of fellow Tokyoites Milla And The Geek’s New Age, except where that trio rattled with noise, Buddy Girl And Mechanic use space to create a similar affect. “Buddy My Cloud” strips down even further, consisting of nothing more than some guitar, kitchen-sink percussion and a drifting vocal. “Fenix” features more fully formed sounds – drum, bass, rinky-dink keyboard – but also features psych-tinged vocal affects, where the words ripple and fade out of the mix. Listen to three tracks here.