Been a while since we last did the shuffle and this one is quite the treat. I first got into Shinichi Osawa back when I was an electro enthusiast and he is one of the few artists who has managed to stand the test of time on my play counts. Typically frantic and ADHD in style he always appealed to me because he did so much more than just heavily distorted pumping bass – something that many artists made careers out of. A master of mixing dirty and beautiful as well as a synthesizer virtuoso, his sound is undeniably Shinichi and Shinichi only.
Main Street Electric Parade is a pretty vast departure from almost anything I’ve heard from him or anybody for that matter. It’s microdegrees away from being just another old school techno cheese track but instead is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. It chills me out and pumps me up at the same time, if that makes any sense at all. Special stuff indeed. Enjoy.