July 28, 2013

Catchy Katachi

[Knock-knock]

May I come in? Yep, it's meeee! How you doin'? It's been six months now since I wrote my last post here and I was wondering if someone was still reading my blog. I'm not going to get into the details, but basically I've stayed away too long for personal reasons. I had to focus on hella important issues in my life and, trying to be as honest as possible with you, writing about me, my preferred songs, my memories... in short, about my life, obliged ​​me to dig deeper through experiences that made me feel kinda blueish.

Nevertheless, in all this time I've been keeping in touch with my dearest inseparable pal: MUSIC (those who follow me on social media are aware of it). I haven't stop listening, discovering, exploring, reviving, dreaming, enjoying and getting a thrill thanx to an endless stream of wondrous melodies.

I have often been tempted to write. I wanted to share with you my musical world, trying that we all, somehow, experienced the same feelings and emotions, that our bodies were scourged by shared rhythms, that stories and surprising long-awaited videos invaded our brains through this magical door: irrelephant. In any case, dudes, I wasn't able to do it and my blog remained inactive. And from that moment, the great show of support I received gave me a boost: bands who sent me emails asking me to check out their music and write a review, 53 average pageviews per day (again! there was no new entry since more than 200 days), 417 followers on Spotify subscribed to any of my tracklists, 162 faithful likes on Facebook (I don't know the vast majority of you personally, so thanks!), and 658 followers on Twitter (woooow) have made me realize that a blog like this should go ahead. Okey, this is not a return, but I promise to stop by here from time to time.


What I bring you today is an orchestral psychedelic song from the Japanese avant-popper Shugo Tokumaru. I found it yesterday and it has me purring like a love-sick kitten. 

japanese musicShugo is a multi-instrumentalist creating childlike, beautiful melodies on a variety of instruments ranging from bells to bongos, glokenspiels to guitars. AFAIK, he owns more than 100 instruments! Though the vocals are sung solely in his native language, his universal tunes transcend the lack of lyrical familiarity to Western ears. Trust me, the language barrier doesn't deter his fans from discovering and falling head over heels with his music. 

The video for Katachi  is a delightfully hypnotic thing, entirely stop-motion animated with 2,000 cut-out paper shapes (yeah, I counted them all out, LOL). That's super awesome, but the anthem is the real star here.  It's wacky, disorienting, very foreign and very fun. Watch it below! I bet he's gonna wow you as well.




11 comments:

Anna Pitarch said...
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Anna Pitarch said...

Like this video!

kurrukata said...

Hahaha. So do I! That's a good reason to start writing again, huh?

cristina said...

¡vuelves a las andadas! ;).

Nacho said...

Awesome video! The begging reminds me some Sesame Street videos... :)

kurrukata said...

@cristina Sí, lo echaba MUCHO de menos! :)

kurrukata said...

@Nacho Yay! Absolutely true!! Now these tunes I used to listen to while being a kid just came to my mind.

Natsuko said...

Although you know that I'm not much of a fan of slow-motion videos, I have to say that this one is beautiful. I guess that pieces of paper are less scary than people moving. ^^U

Thank you for coming back, and I strongly encourage you to keep on writing. Sometimes it's better to let the words flow to help you keep your mind distracted from other things. Trust me, been there.

Love you cuz!! =D

patapalo said...

Uhhhm...rrr

¡¡Genial!! Desde ayer sigo ronroneando.

Me ha encantado.

kurrukata said...

@Natsuko Thank you so much for all your unconditional support. You are the best cousin I could ever had. Love you a lot!!

kurrukata said...

@patapalo Gracias por tu comentario. Me ha hecho muchísima ilusión!! Y me alegro taaaanto de que te haya gustado... Es japo total! :P