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New Toyu: Get Together EP

Nagano producer Toyu isn’t afraid to get wonky. The youngster’s latest two-song offering, the Get Together EP, opens with a track off in its own weird, wonderful universe, featuring creaky singing buried under layers of electronics and a digi-carnival fizz. This might be what Sekai No Owari sounds like in the Twilight Zone. Yet the lack of polish makes for a charming track, but also a wobbly affair that, by the time the vocals switch from helium bark to computer sing-song, always has you on edge. And somehow, it all peaks with a surprisingly sweet hook. “Lose Sight Of Yourself,” the other song here, is a bit more straightforward (at least compared with what came before), but still presents an eccentric vision of what Japanese electronic pop could be. Get it here, or listen below.