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Anchorsong - Cohesion
Anchorsong
Cohesion
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Tru Thoughts)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
‘Cohesion’ is the third full album from Anchorsong – AKA Tokyo-born, London-based electronic artist Masaaki Yoshida. Taking inspiration from Classical Indian Percussion, and ‘70s and /80s Bollywood film soundtracks Anchorsong creates a journey of psychedelic, danceable and free-spirited compositions that blur the boundary between rhythm and melody.

It was whilst extensively touring his previous album, ‘Ceremonial’, that Masaaki became deeply fascinated with percussion, and shifted his attention away from the African drums present on his last record to the music of the Middle East, South East Asia, and then more specifically to the sounds of India.

“The Indian percussion was the one I was most fascinated with, so I began to dig into that genre deeper, I started with classics like Ravi Shankar, and the more classical Indian musicians. But then I began to explore the world of Bollywood and movie soundtracks which is another world and the more I listened to composers like Sapan Jagmohan, Rajesh Roshan and Kalyanji Anandji, the more the concept of the new record began to form.

Choosing to work with traditional Indian instruments like the tabla and dholak, Yoshida wanted to use instruments that possessed melodic qualities, and could be tuned to work in the context of electronic music. He found that when Indian percussions mixed with other instruments they began to sound like a melody that blurred the border between rhythm and melody. The concept of bringing together contrasting elements and cultures is evident from the album’s title, ‘Cohesion’. HereAnchorsong has brought together musical traditions and sounds from across borders, forging a truly unique body of work.

Having reached new heights with ‘Ceremonial’ through accolades such as BBC 6Music’s #5 Album Of The Year, ‘Cohesion’ looks to build on such successes through the coupling of a comprehensive European tour kicking off around the release of the album.
Anchorsong - Ceremonial
Anchorsong
Ceremonial
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Anchorsong’s Ceremonial gets a well-deserved release on double vinyl, following the album’s huge success over the last year, including the #5 spot in BBC 6Music’s Albums of 2016.

‘Ceremonial’ is the second full album on Tru Thoughts from much-feted electronic artist Anchorsong - AKA Tokyo-born, London based musician Masaaki Yoshida. The album brings a richly textured tapestry of outward-looking sounds, blending modern electronica and retro music, whilst treading new ground with tribal rhythms fitting in seamlessly with all the wizardry you would expect from a first class 21st century composer.

We’re extremely pleased to announce this very special limited edition pressing of Anchorsong’s ‘Ceremonial'. This double 12” vinyl release comes off the back of a whirlwind 2016 for Anchorsong, which concluded with this album being awarded BBC 6Music’s #5 AOTY. The LP comes in a full colour sleeve and includes an album download card along with remixes from the campaign. Please get in touch to set the vinyl dealer price and also note that this is very small press, so we might not be able to meet everyone’s order numbers.
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