Japan’s Shugo Tokumaru knocked me upside my head with his brilliant Exit LP and is now back doing the same thing with his newest release Port Entropy. The formula is still pretty similar, but in his case that’s not a bad thing. I don’t think anyone could ever come close to his dreamlike bubble gum collage pop orchestra. When I listen to this album I feel like he’s sitting somewhere in the mountains of Japan surrounded by bells, wooden drums, xylophones, birds, raindrops filling jars, butterflies, large gusts of wind, toy pianos, sunflowers, playing his heart out and letting it echo through the wilderness. Sure I have no idea what he’s saying half the time, yet somehow I still sing along.
mp3: Shugo Tokumaru – Lahaha
Port Entropy is out in the US on February 15th via Polyvinyl