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Shugo Tokumaru

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Shugo Tokumaru is a multi-instrumentalist creating childlike, beautiful melodies on a variety of instruments ranging from bells to bongos, glokenspiels to guitars. He produces his own brand of indie-experimental-pop and he plays in the group Gellers on guitar and backup vocals.

Born in 1980 in Tokyo, he owns more than 100 instruments and a lot of toy instruments. His first solo album,Night Piece was released in 2004 on Music Related. L.S.T. followed in 2005. Shugo Tokumaru has contributed to the album Polochon Battle by the French musician David Fenech. His album, Exit, was released on P-Vine Records and Almost Gold Records (2007, 2008). Port Entropy followed in 2010, and then In Focus? in 2012.

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  • nemu_no_mune

    Has kind of a Suga Shikao-esque quality on some songs. good stuff.

    13 Mar 3:47pm Reply
  • ulinvodnaar

    mrs. is walking down the aisle to Rum Hee in May! Love this man!

    7 Mar 12:19pm Reply
  • bj7xtas1

    The adopted asian baby of Zach Condon and Thomas Mars.

    29 Jan 5:49pm Reply
  • Stugard

    v You're funny

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • IAmDillin

    it's like a shitty version of Kishi Bashi

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • adderbrew

    Posivibes abound in this music

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • OrangeVision

    Same here johannez, I'm still really sour about that. I even had the time and was fully aware he was going to throw a gig there, I just couldn't be bothered in the end.

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • johannez1

    Really wish I'd seen him live when he visited Stockholm, ugh. In Focus? is really great!

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Stugard

    Finally got a copy of In Focus. I swear that this man is absolutely incapable of making music that's anything short of delightful and triumphant.

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Tripppp

    Just saw this guy + band in concert. Never really listened to him before but it was absolutely amazing. Judging from the responses of others afterwards they were just as enthralled as me. The drummer was an absolute beast, doing polyrhythms all over over the place. Another part of the trio consisted of this girl playing the accordion who had a box on a table in front of her with at least two dozens of different custom-made woodwinds/percussion/flutes/kazoos and stuff I've never seen nor heard before. And then the man himself Shugo, rocking one playful riff after another and making bad ass sounds with his mouth. Amidst of all this awesomeness they also did a cover of The Buggles' 'Video Killed the Radio Star' which Shugo tongue in cheek sung: "Video Killed the Lady-O star, video killed the Lady-O star". What a show. Definitely have to check this guy out after this performance. Best concert of Pop Revo 2013 (where names such as How to Dress well and Mount Eerie played as well). Thanks

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • ranmakawakita

    sexy

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • ana-barletta

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • yu-suke0105

    I like his sense of humor as well. That's why I've been to his concert over 3 times.. His talks always make me laugh out loud :)

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mcalphabet

    This man is just hella talented.

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • aVoiDer

    Honestly, I got no reason to be euphoric or anything but this guy just gets you in the mood instantly.

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Tanoslava

    .♡.♡.♡.

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Ferdokki

    Woops, I mentioned the wrong song! I don't remember the name of the first song I heard by him, but it was off of the "Port Entropy" album.

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Ferdokki

    He's so cute. n__n The first song I heard from him was "Talking Walking Cloud". I just love his style!

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TheBigShovel

    Ill check him out.

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Enokii

    It is

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
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