Shugo Tokumaru - In Focus

The Japanese psych-pop savant Shugo Tokumaru recorded his new album In Focus? in his home studio, slathering on, per his press release, “an average of twenty instruments” per song. Then he got the thing mastered at Abbey Road. These are boss moves, and the album track “Katachi” does not want for confidence. It’s a lush, skittering piece of bliss with a flute part that’s pure butterfly-flutter. Listen below.

In Focus? is out 1/22 on Polyvinyl. Check also lead single “Decorate.” Tour dates with Kishi Bashi below.

2/22 @ Crocodile – Seattle, WA
2/23 @ Biltmore – Vancouver, Canada
2/24 @ HOLOCENE – Portland, OR
2/26 @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
2/27 @ Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
3/01 @ Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
3/02 @ The Casbah – San Diego, CA
3/05 @ Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
3/07 @ Stubb’s Jr. – Austin, TX
3/08 @ Fitzgerald’s (downstairs) – Houston, TX
3/09 @ One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA

Comments (1)
  1. “Then he got the thing mastered at Abbey Road. These are boss moves…”

    Well, not so much a ‘boss move’ as something anyone can do.:

    And honestly, you’d probably get better results working closely with a mastering engineer who’ll take the time to really properly suit your music, rather than using an anonymous and expensive-for-what-you-get online service. But then, throwing that name in there obviously did hook your attention, so I guess that’s really what you’re paying for.

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