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Shintaro Sakamoto

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Phantoms of Pop: Shintaro Sakamoto and Yura Yura Teikoku

By Hua Hsu, Contributor

Musicians aren't always the best interlocutors of their own work, but this is how Shintaro Sakamoto describes the vision that animated his solo debut to Bowlegs, How to Live With a Phantom: "An obscure party band of unclear nationality is playing mood music in a small bar, and the audience, normally shy people who rarely let their hair down, starts to feel more relaxed and, before they know it, starts to dance." But Sakamoto's songs… more »