Shinichi Osawa —
One ... LP Dim Mak, 2009. Very Good+ 2LP ....
Electrified one minute, soulful the next – a really great little record that shows the true spectrum of talents from Shinichi Osawa! We first fell in love with Shinichi's music during his Mondo Grosso years – a strong run of soulful house and housey soul that was at the top of the Japanese scene in the 90s – and in recent years, he's really expanded his sound with harder beats, complicated instrumentation, and bolder, fuzzier guitar than before – almost showing the same sort of shift we've heard in the French scene over the past decade or so. This album's really got Osawa at the height of his powers – focused on key elements that make each track stand out with distinction – and showing his older strength of moving his music to match the spirit of his collaborators – especially on tracks that feature work by guest singers who include Nelson, Ania, Simone Rubi, Ultra Brain, and Princess Superstar. Titles include "Our Song", "Dreamhunt", "Maximum Joy", "Rendezvous", "The Patch", "Star Guitar", and "Detonator". LP, Vinyl record album