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Shugo Tokumaru

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  • Shugo Tokumaru

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Shugo Tokumaru began recording his sweet and eccentric lo-fi indie pop songs -- songs that nod to artists like Plamo, Lullatone, and PWRFL Power -- in the early 2000s. He recorded a ten-track demo CD-R, Fragment, in 2003. The album was never officially released, but it did manage to grab the attention of the U.S. label Music Related, which released Tokumaru's second full-length, Night Piece, in 2004. Tokumaru went on to release a couple more albums over the course of the next few years; L.S.T. followed in 2005 and Exit was released in Japan in 2007. The latter was re-released on the U.S. label Almost Gold in 2008. For 2010's Port Entropy, Tokumaru adopted a slightly more polished, but still playful, approach. Port Entropy was also his first album to enter the Oricon Top 40 chart in his native Japan. While making his third album, In Focus?, Tokumaru spent hours layering hundreds of sounds into intricate collages that were mastered at Abbey Road studios. The results were released in Japan in late 2012 and in the rest of the world in early 2013.

Activity

  • 08.06.16 When you upload a sound to this website, it becomes a part of Shugo Tokumaru's new song. https://t.co/366Zla3Ron
  • 08.06.16 Shugo Tokumaru's BRICOLAGE MUSIC WEBSITE: https://t.co/mF473NDVc1 iPhone app(JP): https://t.co/3n79d2Mllr
  • 05.09.16 RT @othermusic: It's with heavy hearts that we announce that Other Music will be closing its doors on June 25. More details shortly. https:…
  • 04.14.16 RT @stereogum: Watch Japanese avant-popper @ShugoTokumaru's video for new track "Vektor" https://t.co/flgQO2Ivqf https://t.co/lFwcyUuNqN
  • 10.20.15 RT @clockenflap: Shugo Tokumaru can play 100 instruments. How many will he bring to#Clockenflap2015? Tickets: http://t.co/Q3KupeMDSQ http:/…
  • 10.20.15 RT @NeonLightsFest: In case you missed it: 12 new acts added to #neonlights, total 28 from 13 different countries. & not quite done yet. ht…
  • 10.20.15 RT @deerhoof: new interview with Satomi / Shugo Tokumaru / Riverside Elementary https://t.co/ThvtqBQvXB
  • 04.19.15 RT @ThatsSoMetta: YES!!! I was able to find a copy of Night Piece by @shugotokumaru at @othermusic #RSD15 #RecordStoreDay #allsongsRSD http…
  • 04.19.15 RT @Polyvinyl: PV @recordstoreday titles 2 & 3 = @shugotokumaru's debut album (Night Piece) & follow-up (L.S.T.). 1st time on vinyl! http:/…
  • 08.15.14 RT @deerhoof: http://t.co/s2PAIanylK whats going on over at shugos website
  • 04.12.14 RT @shugotokumaru: [NEWS] Check out the brand new video for 'Poker', directed by acclaimed animator Mirai Mizue and Yukie Nakauchi! https:/…
  • 04.12.14 RT @Polyvinyl: Watch new @shugotokumaru video for In Focus? track "Poker" (directed by Mirai Mizue and Yukie Nakauchi) - http://t.co/vTToqX…