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Shinichi Atobe

World

DDS
Recorded during various sessions over the past two decades, the tracks on ‘World’ largely live up to the hype heaped on this reclusive Japanese artist. From the swinging, upbeat house and wide-eyed chords of ‘World 1’ and the heads down, clicky dub techno of ‘World 2’, into the hazy ambience of the intro and the clipped guitar and chimes of ‘World 3’, ‘World’ sees Atobe go completely across the board. While there are a few stumbles — most notably the nondescript ‘World 4’ — it’s not hard to overlook such occasional weaknesses when the overall release is so vivid and colourful.
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