Shuta Hasunuma is a sharp electronica artist from Japan with a gift for three-dimensional production. He's about to release the whimsically titled Pop Ooga Plus, his third full-length LP; like his first two albums, it's full of delicately woven glitches and pops that seem almost tangible, as though they're tumbling out of the speakers. Pop Ooga Plus is a mostly instrumental album, but Hasunuma sings on this short but sweet cut called "Vol. Struggle." – NPR
...full of delicately woven glitches and pops that seem almost tangible, as though they're tumbling out of the speakers.
Hasunuma has created an unbelievably warm and organic-sounding digital collage of dreamy glitch-pop.
Pop Ooga Plus, however willing to playfully misdirect a listener with detours, is nurturing melodies by testing them and watching them grow.
Shuta Hasunuma’s Pop Ooga is a gorgeously agitated record, meandering between obtuse rhythmic punctuation and gentle oscillation.
Seldom do you encounter such impeccable, well judged songsmithery that's been so wantonly decimated by its author...you could equally mention Shuta's work in the same breath as people like Max Tundra, or maybe even Sam Prekop. Highly recommended.
a lush moodscape of piano-based elegance
Intricate at times, and intimate at others, OK Bamboo is a great second album from this young musician.
strangely inviting and thoroughly fascinating, with each of the 58 minutes carefully crafted and beautifully presented.