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New MFP: “Shining Innocence” And “Candle Light Blues”

The last three posts around these parts have been about INNIT-related artists, which might seem like overload unless, like me, you believe that what’s happening out in Kansai stands as the most thrilling music scene in Japan today.

MFP posted two new tracks online yesterday, each one reflecting a different mood. “Shining Innocence” sounds like the MFP we’ve become familiar with up to this point – chest-kick beats drizzled in big colorful glops of synthesizer with some other electronic flourishes trilling off at times, the whole affair one big sonic high five on a pleasantly warm day. “Candle Light Blues,” meanwhile, swings towards the more lonesome side of the emotional spectrum. MFP uses the same stylistic touchstones all over “Shining Innocence” – bright synths and beats – but slows the song down enough so those once jubilant sounds turn into something a touch more melancholy, a mood driven home by a piano line MFP works in for good measure. Listen to both songs below.

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Dude also has an album out on Day Tripper Records really soon, check it out.