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Shintaro Sakamoto

Love If Possible


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With Love If Possible, Shintaro Sakamoto continues his disappearing act, cleanly morphing into his churning, porously sultry corner seat of jazz-luau personified, poring over pleasure-inducing, supple lounge drops, that play so nicely in the background anywhere. Sakamoto wrestles while he seemingly dallies through a splattering of jazzy arrangements, fondling spaghetti-surf, like some enchanting meanderer who knows his game unknowingly, repeatedly entrancing through beaded doorways to the soundtrack of a heated percussive jungle. Chipmunk vocal effects and harmonized altossignature Sakamotoreemerge as surprisingly charming vocal accompaniments to his waking-eyed saunter. These voices and drifting, lonesome guitar plucks frequently appear among a cascade of Marimba, saw, cabasa, and güiro, like fresh, hot potatoes from the soil of Sakamoto's imagination, well-placed and organically cultured. It isn't a surprise there are potatoes in the doo-wop. But it is a surprise that more aren't enjoying this. Love If Possible is the pay-attention-moment. Not enough know. More should know. (





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