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New Taquwami: “Ag Hikari”

If nothing else, this October is going to be good thanks to this project courtesy of Secret Songs. Everyday, the label will share a previously unheard song from Taquwami, one of our favorite artists of this decade. This has prompted some internal debate — does this blog just become a Taquwami landing page for a month? Just do some check-ins throughout the month? It’s probably that one — but really, I’m just excited to hear all of it. So let’s go from the start. “Ag Hikari” is a return to the fizzy times leading up to Moyas, opening with a soft and fidgety passage somewhere between Shigesato Itoi and Aphex Twin. The intensity picks up from there, with Taquwami adding in more sounds and being unafraid to let them crash into one another in order to see where this goes. And after an upbeat run, it ends on one of the more reflective passages to pop up in a Taquwami track. It’s going to be a good month. Listen above.