Courtesy of Hot Docs, enter here for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Friday, March 29 at 8:45pm.


Enter here for a chance to win an autographed copy of Todd Rundgren's new book The Individualist and a pair of tickets to see Todd at the Danforth Music Hall on April 28

Last Month's Top Sellers

1. SHARON VAN ETTEN - Remind Me Tomorrow
2. VARIOUS - Soul Of A Nation Vol. 2
3. VARIOUS - Pop Genius Of Mickie Most
4. VARIOUS - Kankyo Ongaku
5. VARIOUS - Manchester: A City United In Music

Click here for full list.

« EL GUINCHO - Alegranza! | Main | BRIAN BORCHERDT - Coyotes EP »


Shugo Tokumaru's a Japanese gent, but the way in which he softens the syllables of the title to first track "Parachute" sounds more like "pra-geu" or something equally phonetically Portuguese. "Green Rain"'s seven-beat spriteliness, led by an accordion or concertina, stops for 4/4 piano balladry before a slight return. Exit's quick-edit cheer's comparable to Cornelius, but there's something old-world and hand-cobbled about Tokumaru's approach, less space-age bachelor pad than Rube Goldberg repair shop, with a higher-pitched singing style much closer to Dungen (peddling their own new disc, 4), especially when laying into the '70s chorus harmonies as on "Button".

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>