World Music Pick
9:23 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

"In Focus" With Shugo Tokumaru

Nathan Cone and Deirdre Saravia talk about Shugo Tokumaru's new release, "In Focus?"

Toyko, Japan's Shugo Tokumaru is a rapidly rising star in his own country, and with his anticipated showcase at South By Southwest (SXSW) next month, perhaps worldwide. Tokumaru started playing the piano at age five, and has been immersed in the music world since then. His ardent fans await his releases with unbridled enthusiasm. 

The latest CD is "In Focus?" a rich, multi layered musical journey, featuring a huge assortment of sounds and instruments. Every aspect of this release is completely the work of the artist, who performs all the instruments himself. He works in splendid isolation, with his thoughts and melodies bumping against each other, and drawing inspiration from his own dreams, we enter a magical sphere of another world.