Excellent new producer Anchorsong comes to Edinburgh this weekend to feature in two shows that Ten Tracks are involved with. The first is on Saturday at our venue, The Third Door, with Asthmatic Asteronaut and then on Sunday he performs a collaboration with Tinderbox Orchestra. (Advance tickets available via those links).
The Sunday show also features Tinderbox collaborating with Conquering Animal Sound, which makes for an unbelievable bill!
Originally from Tokyo, and now based in London, Anchorsong is a producer and solo live act whose early champions include Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and NYLON Magazine.
Anchorsong – aka Masaaki Yoshida - has become globally recognised for his unique live shows, which many people have described as "like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas", as he creates electronic music completely live using a sampler (MPC2500) and a keyboard, right in front of the audience. While he mainly performs solo, he frequently augments this setup with a string quartet, for a truly spellbinding show.
Having always been swept away by the atmosphere and excitement of live performance, Anchorsong (who played guitar in a rock band before embarking on this solo journey) brings that vibrant energy, warmth and sense of occasion to the world of electronic music with his compelling live act.
Since his relocation to Europe in late 2007, Anchorsong has supported Bonobo, Prefuse 73, DJ Krush, Daedelus, Gonjasufi, Jaga Jazzist and more, and performed at many prestigious venues including Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Roundhouse in London. He has garnered an international following on YouTube, with videos of his performances having been viewed more than 300,000 times so far.
Get on further info via his lovely site. We leave you with some review snippets:
"Truly special... sounds like Battles hanging out with Herbie Hancock"
The pleasure principle is strong enough to take it well beyond the merely 'nice' 4/5
- The Arts Desk
Wonderfully melodic and soulful... this is the album of electronic music with natural warmth.
- Wax Poetic JAPAN