group_inou is a duo of iconoclasts who took the best elements of chiptune, hip hop, EDM, punk and noise and created an innovative and unique musical style of their own. Imai created the killer beats and cp rapped over them with an eccentric, free-from, pun-filled style and together—they took dance music and infused it with a plethora of creativity, attitude and intense emotion. The originality and brilliance of group_inou's music is peerless. They're like no other musical act and when group_inou came to Canada in 2012 as part of Next Music from Tokyo vol 4, they put on some of the most memorable performances in the history of NMFT.
Unfortunately, on Nov 27, 2016 cp and imai performed their last show together as group_inou—going on indefinite hiatus to concentrate on their solo projects. cp continues with his 3-piece post-punk band uri gagarn while imai now performs solo with brand new material that carries over group_inou’s signature sound
Captivating an audience with purely instrumental tracks can be difficult so imai has injected more melody, texture and transitions to negate the loss of vocals and the results are promising as the audience continues to go nuts to his music.