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Shinichi Osawa
Today marks a day of variety, we put up a cover of an old Chemical Brothers track reworked by Japan’s Shinichi Osawa. One of my favorite label’s Delsin delivers a deep and soft house cut from the mysterious Newworldaquarium. Caribou goes in a whole new direction with a Kelley Polar track that hints at he has been listening to a lot of electronic music and not just The Beach Boys. The Mountains seal the deal at the end with a gentle sleeper filled with layer upon layer of guitar.
Also, at the end there’s the original “Star Guitar” video by Michel Gondry just so you can pick if you like the cover more than the original, personally I don’t but its a wonderful effort by Mr. Osawa and featuring Au Revoir Simone never hurts. Chime in on the picks today since they’re all over the place and i’d love to hear if there’s something you like more than the other.

Shinichi Osawa – Star Guitar (feat. Au Revoir Simone)


Newworldaquarium – Tresspassers


Kelley Polar – We Live In An Expanding Universe – Caribou Remix


Mountains – Blown Glass Typewriter


Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar – Video by Michel Gondry

Star Guitar – The Chemical Brothers from Chen VM on Vimeo.

6 Comments Leave A Comment


Alex / HeadUp says:

November 13, 2008 at 7:54 am

Love Star Guitar, I prefer the original, but Osawa has done a great job with his cover. The video is pure genius tho, I’m not sure how they executed it so convincingly, but it looks incredible.


Bas says:

November 13, 2008 at 10:37 am

One of the coolest videos I’ve ever seen. I actually had been walking around with this idea for years and then I discovered this vid some time ago. I was suprised how well executed it was (especially because Gondry has some sort of sloppy, dreamish style). Great, great piece.


Joe the music listener says:

November 15, 2008 at 11:57 am

Loved the Shinichi Osawa track also, I must say that the quality of music on this blog is really something you should be proud of.