SHUTA HASUNUMA

POP OOGA (WESTERN VINYL)

SHUTA HASUNUMA - POP OOGA 39079
Format:
2 LP
Release:
21.08.2009
Label:
WESTERN VINYL
Kat.-Nr.:
39079
Barcode:
0656605504513
GENRE: Electronic / Pop / Experimental. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. On Pop Ooga, Shuta Hasunuma lets loose an endless array of gorgeous and restless rhythms and melodies.

Throughout the album he seamlessly folds funky bass and synth lines, graceful guitar, and breathy vocal harmonies into his web of glitch-pop-concrete.

The result is intellectually engaging and fervent music, that reminds us of our urgent need to celebrate our time together.

Like the album's artwork, the music evokes its own unique design - neatly cut acoustic edges within a new, visceral, time-lapsed version of reality.

On tracks like "Field Trip" and "Soul Osci" samples bounce and swirl along a meticulous trajectory that can only end in a collision of optimism and ecstasy.

Other tracks like "Power Osci" and "the Play" capture the constant motion and propulsion of life, always turning, searching, skipping, and longing, yet somehow remaining centered and serene.

It's on the LP's bonus track "Go Pacific" that Hasunuma's impeccable balance between the technological and deeply personal resonates longest.

Literally blending bells and whistles into an infectious, breezy dose of melodic sunshine, expect to be caught in an addictive, vinyl trance that will have you eagerly resetting your stylus again and again.

R.I.Y.L: Scritti Politti, Cornelius, Four Tet, Prefuse 73. This limited edition gatefold double LP features a vinyl exclusive bonus track.

Shuta Hasunuma's first two albums received strong press coverage from publications including Gorilla vs.

Bear, NPR, Pop Matters, Almost Cool, Textura, The Austin Chronicle, and many more. The CD version of Pop Ooga was released by the Headz label in Japan.

Related back catalog titles: WV42 - Shuta Hasunuma - s/t, WV46 - Shuta Hasunuma - OK Bamboo.

PRESS : "Hasunuma has created an unbelievably warm and organic-sounding digital collage of dreamy glitch-pop" Gorilla vs.

Bear / "a lush moodscape of piano-based elegance" Textura / "The glitchy electronic textures and expressive piano work invoke imagined memories of a dreamlike world." NPR's Second Stage / "Intricate at times, and intimate at others, OK Bamboo is a great second album from this young musician." Almost Cool /
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. UNITED TEE
  • 1.2. SOUL OSCI
  • 1.3. VOL STRUGGLE
  • 1.4. FIELD TRIP
  • 1.5. TRIOOO
  • 1.6. POWER OSCI
  • 1.7. THE PLAY
  • 1.8. THE PLAY PT 2
  • 1.9. NEW ATTITUDE
  • 1.10. 2 BECOME 1
  • 1.11. BARR BARR
  • 1.12. FLYING LOVE
  • 1.13. GO PACIFIC