Shigeto :: No Better Time Than Now (Ghostly International)

In these strange times, when technology provides musicians surgical accuracy and shiny polished sound, but simultaneously in many cases sucks the soul, the human touch out of the music, Shigeto finds just the right balance for his creations, and with No Better Time Than Now presents a musical work that is accurate and polished but at the same time also alive, soulful, natural and raw. A rare beast nowadays.

Detroit-based talented producer / drummer, Zach Saginaw (aka Shigeto) is back with his third album for the lovely multifaceted Ghostly International imprint. Filled with a whole lot of groove, passion and highly individual style, No Better Time Than Now is without a doubt Shigeto’s best work to date and one of the highlights of this year. It’s those tricky, funky drum beats, the mysterious alluring spell of the Rhodes piano and warmth and freshness of the unique homemade quirky sounds that make the album glow and stand out. No Better Time Than Now offers a shifty and captivating fusion of analog bliss and digital charm, organic concoction and synthetic manipulation. Sensual. Psychedelic. A mature, honest work of a true artist.

The colors are warm and bright, reflecting a lot of emotion and atmosphere. In these strange times, when technology provides musicians surgical accuracy and shiny polished sound, but simultaneously in many cases sucks the soul, the human touch out of the music, Shigeto finds just the right balance for his creations, and with No Better Time Than Now presents a musical work that is accurate and polished but at the same time also alive, soulful, natural and raw. A rare beast nowadays.

A contemporary but not trendy musical hybrid of jazzy electronica and slinky hip-hop. Think of these tunes as eleven beams of light and hope that illuminate the dark sky of a sonic area that loses originality, depth and soul with each day passing. The album is released on CD, LP and digitally, and comes with wonderful artwork. Go grab yourselves a copy, there’s no better time than now.

No Better Time Than Now is available on Ghostly International.

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