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Shugo Tokumaru in Studio on World Cafe 1/7/08

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Shugo Tokumaru: Unique Pop Experiments

Shugo Tokumaru: Unique Pop Experiments

Shugo Tokumaru in Studio on World Cafe 1/7/08

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Set List

  • "Future Umbrella"
  • "Green Rain"
  • "Vista"
  • "Parachute"
  • "Wedding"

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Shugo Tokumaru is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Tokyo. With diverse tastes ranging from Brian Wilson to Sun Ra, he crafts arrangements that can come off like the work of Sufjan Stevens, complete with pop flourishes and wild freakouts.

His third album, Exit, saw a U.S. release this past fall. It doesn't shy away from fusing traditional and modern sounds, while remaining rooted in pop music. In a session with host David Dye, Tokumaru performs his unique pop experiments.

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Album
Exit
Artist
Shugo Tokumaru
Label
Almost Gold
Released
2008

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