CUBA IS JAPAN是一支概念性音乐的乐队，他们写的曲子都是一种探索性的音乐，探知这个世界上深不可测的美丽事物，像他们的前辈一样在这个领域探索着。没有边界的定义，永远在开发新大陆。
CUBA IS JAPAN当下的创作灵感源于北极探险家Sir John Franklin在1846-1851年遇到的灾难（译者注：歌曲the ballad of lady jane franklin[简·富兰克林女士的歌谣]中人物正是探险家的妻子，也是第一个被授予皇家地理学会勋章的人）。
CUBA IS JAPAN要感谢制作人KRAMER（也是Galaxie 500 与 Low 两支乐队的制作人）帮助下发行的乐队处女LP，并且在下半年演出中将会发行限定版EP《Malaysia/Taiwan/China Tour EP》 （译者注：09年8月中国巡演已经发售，乐队自制，限量）。【译：zomzoo】
CUBA IS JAPAN are a conceptual group who write music to explore the immeasurable depth of beauty in this world like nearly all explorers before us have. Overshadowing limits and wandering places never before known. CUBA IS JAPAN are currently writing music inspired by the Franklin Arctic disaster of 1846-1851. CUBA IS JAPAN are grateful to announce their debut LP has been produced by the sublime American producer KRAMER (Galaxie 500 & Low among others) and will be released later this year. Limited edition Malaysia/Taiwan/China Tour EPs available at shows.
We're interested in making music that tells a story. We're also interested in travel of times long past. People who saw things for the first time, the romance, the disease and the passion. We're interested in finding these stories in books and bringing them to life in sound. In July, we finished an album inspired by the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1522 by Portugese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan. This'll be our first album. Something else next... Still reading and looking around! ..
CUBA IS JAPAN are currently writing music inspired by the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1522 by Portugese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan. .. ..
January 10, 2009
DARCY FRANCIS PIMBLETT: vocals. guitar. bass. JAMES HEENAN piano. backing vocals. violin. bass CAMERON POTTS: drum set. percussion. violin. casio.
War Of The Worlds (Jeff Wayne and Gary Osbourne) Eckhart Tolle. Twin Peaks Soundtrack. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Soundtracks). Fleetwood Mac. The Cinematic Orchestra. Joni Mitchell. The Beach Boys. Efterklang. Leonard Cohen. Jan Svankmeyer. The Mars Volta. Pink Floyd. The Last Temptation Of Christ Soundtrack (Peter Gabriel). Patti Smith. The Dirty Three. Dead Can Dance. Bruce Langhorne. The Rachels. A Silver Mt Zion. Hanne Huckelberg. David Lynch. Brian Eno. Mode Selektor