cruyff in the bedroom – Hikarihimawari Review

cruffy in the bedroom are one of those bands that impress from the first song on the album. Hikarihimawari is an album from 2003 that showcases Japanese indie.

Playing a mixture of indie, rock, and shoegaze elements, they don’t have a predictable style other than a very precise musical style that favors interesting instrumentals with vocals delivered with a mellow tone.

Even when they play a sort of “harder” sound they don’t move away from their melodic style. Given that the album is from 2003, it’s surprising how well it still sounds now, even though Japanese indie has moved into a broader definition.

Hikarihimawari is a great album, and one to listen to multiple times.