Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pop Ooga

We've been following Japanese "glitch" artist Shuta Hasunuma since his last record Ok Bamboo. Hasunuma is able to deftly blend organic and electric piano, synth, drums and percussion in such a way as to create lush landscapes that are also minmalist and beautiful. An easy comparison, is to The Books, but Hasunuma is able to channel a sound of his own that is warmer, and to us at least, more evocative of his home Japan.

Western Vinyl releases Pop Ooga, Hasunuma's third on June 6th.

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