segunda-feira, 9 de novembro de 2009

Shugo Tokumaru- you'll love him!

I feel extremely generous and altruistic today. I want to share something with everyone.

Las year I accidentally discovered a Japanese artist called Shugo Tokumaru and instantly fell in love with his music. But it wasn't until yesterday that I found his whole discography online. Now, I'm all about buying the actual albums, but these are rare and very hard to find, at least here in Portugal.

And today I will share one of Shugo's albums with whoever finds this blog.

But first, here's a little piece of information on Shugo Tokumaru:

«When it comes to Japanese pop music, it's easy to get stuck in stereotypes.

Nippon pop -- as some call it -- comes in a few varieties: bubblegum, metal, girl bands, and bubbly psychedelia.

Shugo Tokumaru defies all those cliches.

Shugo Tokumaru grew up listening to quirky Japanese pop music...and the Beatles catalog.

If you pay careful attention, Tokumaru's voice even echoes that of John Lennon.

In Japan, Shugo Tokumaru is seen as a star on the indie rock scene.

He began rising in 2004.

Shugo Takumaru has been boning up on traditional Japanese styles like the 13th century court music, "gagaku."

He also includes a few traditional Japanese instruments on Exit.

But we'll leave you with the more familiar acoustic six-string guitar, played here with a loping cowboy feel.

The tune is called Sanganichi.

Shugo Takumaru with a track from his just released album Exit.»

Artist: Shugo Tokumaru
Album: Exit

1. Parachute
2. Green Rain
3. Clocca
4. Future Umbrella
5. Button
6. Sanganichi
7. D.P.O.
8. Hidamari
9. La La Radio
10. Wedding

Download: Mediafire (48.37 MB)

I hope you love it as much as I do. :)

(I know I made the same exact post on my personal blog, but it's intencional. I really hope people will listen to this amazing artist. He deserves more recognition).