MP3: Fo0d – “Amusement”

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MP3: Fo0d – Amusement

Under the alias Fo0d, Takuya Musha is making some very interesting electro-pop in his native Japan. His new album, Amusement Music, combines glitch-pop and dance into an oddly accessible hybrid. Standout effort “Amusement” is in constant movement; synth stutters and poppy keyboard progressions collide over silky-smooth vocal samples, a surprising delivery considering his ambitious electronic backing. It works exceedingly well, particularly because the well-executed and upbeat keyboard work is embracing of harmonious pop melodies, particularly when the sporadic kick drum takes a leave of absence. The twinkling keys flow with swift dexterity as it backs the vocals, which are fitted with robotic sound effects that help curb its direction alongside an equally optimistic and energetic melody. “KISS” is an equally exceptional effort, showing more of his sampling chops.

The 23-year-old Musha cites Todd Rundgren, Toro y Moi, Daft Punk, and Passion Pit as influences, among many others. He probably loves Rundgren’s electronic-leaning ’70s stuff, like A Wizard, a True StarAmusement Music is Musha’s third album. This guy makes some wonderfully fun music, and I can’t wait for his future material.

Download Amusement Music here for free. Highly recommended for fans of sample-led dance and electro-pop.

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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