Alessandro Takeshi – “Soulmate Understudy”


The hauntingly beautiful “Soulmate Understudy” showcases artist Alessandro Takeshi’s captivating sound — a vein of nocturnal psych-folk touting shades of jazz, pop, and eclectic electro-acoustic movements. Takeshi, a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from rural Maine, recently released his debut album To And Fro — which can be streamed in full below or via Bandcamp. “Soulmate Understudy” is the second track on the album, following experimental noise opener “Contrapositional Commuter” and preceding the jazzy “GPSchaton.” Three tracks in, it’s easy to tell this is a special, eclectic release. “Soulmate Understudy” is among the most accessible of the bunch, captivating immediately with entrancing brass and crafting memorable replay value with melodic moments like “The train’s always late by an hour / But it still arrives too soon.”

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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