The blurb says ‘an addictive listen, Chapters reveals more with each play’ and we couldn’t agree more. The danger is that people dismiss this elegant and alluring album too early, without really getting under its skin. And there are plenty of skins – Masaaki Yoshida builds layer upon layer of rhythms, melodies and harmonies in each of the exquisitely crafted tracks, and these take a good few listens to really appreciate.
We’ve been writing about Tru Thoughts Records since the very beginning of Meme Magazine (in fact it was Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity Records in the US that were the main inspirations for starting this whole damned thing). We made a big noise about TT’s tenth anniversary and, at the time, wished the label continued longevity and [...]
We first heard Anchorsong on the recent Shapes 11:01 compilation from Tru Thoughts with ‘Plum Rain’, one of the tracks from his debut single for the label (with Soundcloud stream below). The other track on the double-A side release from the Japanese multi-instrumentalist is Ghost Touch, of which you can watch a live performance video [...]