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Vocal Fest: Fredricson’s “Salaam”

Masahiro Araki is a member of the Nagoya-based band Remigai, an outfit who released a very good album last year and who are very much worth keeping an eye on. He also records electronic music as Fredricson, and his latest song “Salaam” finds the producer playing around with half-second syllables, laser-like sounds and skittery percussion. What makes it stand out is how it sounds separate from any of the major electronic scenes happening in Japan now — it lacks the sensory overload of any “internet” music, but is also more forceful than the more Brainfeeder-inspired beat scenes. It is a nice mutation, full of great exture. Listen above.