Cool Japanese Groove from Shintaro Sakamoto

We don’t generally cover a lot of world music, but sometimes you get something that transcends language and culture, connecting us all on a level as pop afficionados.  Shintaro Sakamoto used to play in a psychedelic band, Yura Yura Teikoku, but this new solo career has him venturing forth into new territory.  His newest album, How to Live with a Phantom comes out on July 17th via Other Music Recording Co.  My ears hear elements of tropicalia, just with a slightly more casual approach.  Admittedly I have no idea what he’s saying, but I love this song nonetheless.

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Download:Shintaro Sakamoto – In A Phantom Mood [MP3]

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