Sunday 15 September 2013

Shintaro Sakamoto: Don't Know What's Normal

This meeting point of tropicalia, afro-funk and soft pop comes to you from Japan. After last year's ace How To Live With A Phantom album, the easy lounge groove of the Don't Know What's Normal 7" is more than a match for any of the album's highs.

Don't Know What's Normal manages, like the slacker hip hop of Beck's Where It's At and the Super Furry Animals' seamless genre-bending, to make a really tight piece of music sound effortless.


  1. I just discovered SS's 90's-00's band Yura Yura Teikoku a few weeks ago, some damn fine psychedelic hard rock with many odd touches.
    For example,

  2. That is a good song (even if the riff's pinched off The Kinks). I'm pretty new to Yura Yura Teikoku, so will take that album as my entry point. Thanks. And if you're the George Henderson from The Puddle, you've made some truly great records. I look forward to your next one.