Musically, Japan’s a bit of a mystery to me. Actually, in general, Japan is a complete mystery. I’d fathom to say my entire opinion of it is based on Studio Ghibli films and Lost In Translation so it’s nice to actually catch a little snippet of what might be going on there in the form of “Berlin-via-Tokyo” artist Cuushe. Sounding like a gentler, less apocalyptically heart-broken How to Dress Well, Cuushe’s personal brand of RnB is a very delicately handled affair with carefully layered samples swirling together into a windy, shoegazey breeze, that drifts out as softly as it blew in. Colour me intrigued Cuushe.
Anything else coming out of Japan I should know about? Comment!