Osaka’s beatmaker Takuma Hosokawa’s solo project, Avec Avec released a free new EP “Oshiete” from the net label Maltine Records.
I first encountered Hosokawa performing at 2.5D with a friend on the way home from Hostess Club Weekender Vol. 1. I remember being really struck by what he was wearing. There’s a rumor that most of his clothes shopping is done in old mom malls in Osaka.
But about this 4 song EP. The title track, featuring female vocalist MOMO, has a beat that drifts around while scattering the scent of good, classic city pop all around. The way the sound seems to expand throughout the universe with radio ready pop, I wouldn’t say it’s dissimilar to AlunaGeorge. And the track “kanashikute yarikirenai” also has a little feeling of James Blake" “Love What Happened Here”.
MakeBelieveMelodies will agree with me when I say this, but for Avec Avec and for Maltine Records, this is probably one of the most put together records we’ve seen in a while from them.
NAOHIROCK and pikey graphics got together to make a music video for “Oshiete”- the result is below. The video has the theme of a city at night, pretty much like I thought it should.
Download the album here:
- Oshiete (Tell Me)
- Marmalade Boogie
- Love Amania
- Kanashikute Yarikirenai (So Sad I Can't Overcome)
Translation by Andrew Brasher
Read this article in Japanese here.