Like an amuse bouche for the summer festival season, Taico Club descends on the mountainside Kodama no Mori in Nagano Prefecture each June for a good-natured night of techno, electronica and jam band action. The compact location keeps things intimate, there's a free campsite, and it's one of the only events on the festival circuit where flitting between stages doesn't present a constant headache. This year's line-up is as diverse as ever, and features a number of familiar faces including Icelandic post-rock group Mum and the ubiquitous Takkyu Ishino. Some odd timetabling decisions mean that Cyclo.'s abstract electronica and Tyondai Braxton's 21st century prog rock gets prime time slots, while you'll have to stay up very late if you want to catch glo-fi darling Toro Y Moi.
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