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Tokumaru, Shugo / Exit
Album:Exit Collection:General
Artist:Tokumaru, Shugo Added:10/2008
Label:Startime 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-12-21 Pull Date:2009-02-22 
Week Ending:22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan18 Jan11 Jan4 Jan
Airplays:12335351

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 13 Sep 14:Eme O
Music Casserole
4.Tue, 10 Feb 09:canuck
I once was Canadian
2.Wed, 15 Feb 12:Gorilla Man Jr.
American Beauty
5.Mon, 09 Feb 09:rafe
Gold Soundz
3.Tue, 17 Feb 09:Superfriends Justice League
Presidents' Day Blowout
6.Fri, 06 Feb 09:Kremit The Horn
Emphysema For Emphasis

Album Review
canuck
Reviewed 2009-01-26 
Eclectic and at times disorienting pop out of Japan. Pop songs made up of disjointed loops, uncommon instrumentation and odd time signatures. Has some Beatles at times, but also has some straight up pop sensibilities like Jens Lekman. I'm not sure yet if this is good, but it certainly is very intriguing.

My picks: 1, 2, 5, 8, 9 FCC: Clean (all Japanese vocals)

1. Rapid, jittery, tense guitar and bells with soothing vocals on top.
2. multiple looped, off-time accordion/ melodica parts + some hammered percussion. pretty disorienting in parts. goes into a smoother piano part later.
3. flutes, keyboards, and a bit of dissonance with a fairly strong beat.
4. instrumental. dissonant and a bit of a circus feel.
5. sloppy, chunk beat. growing keyboards. really sunshiney chorus.
6. med-slow. a bit of a country feel. double vocals, like a country kings of convenience.
7. fast, tense guitar with keys, flutes. a bit punky.
8. med-slow. slowly developing with guitar, keys, percussion. pretty. a bit of a beatles feel to it.
9. slow. marimba, theremin, banjo and keyboard, guitars later. builds into a
10. instrumental. starts slow, banjo rubato. goes into a med-fast banjo tune. fake ending with 0:35 left.

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