Anchorsong returns, celebrating a decade on Tru Thoughts with infectious new single “Tunis Dream”
Tokyo-born, London-based, highly-fêted producer Anchorsong returns with his idiosyncratic soundscapes of shoegaze, ambient and supple hip-hop grooves, on the Tunisia capital-inspired “Tunis Dream”. The infectious single builds on Anchorsong’s long-standing tradition of “borderless music”, fusing global sonic particles, intricate rhythms, and minimal yet immersive lush interplays of sound.
“I was invited to play at a nightclub in Tunis last summer. It was a very hot day, and everyone was chilling on the beach by the venue. There was a certain scent in the air, and I sensed something nostalgic with it. I recalled that night when writing this track.” Masaaki explains.
“Tunis Dream” is Anchorsong’s first new music since his highly acclaimed third album ‘Cohesion’ – a record inspired by traditional Indian percussion and 70s & 80s Bollywood film soundtracks – which commanded support across BBC 6Music (as Album of the Day and playlisting of lead-single “Testimony”) and glowing reviews in DJ Mag, Q Magazine and PopMatters.
“Tunis Dream” also marks a decade since the release of Anchorsong’s debut album ‘Chapters’, a record that propelled the loop manipulator onto the world stage. “It’s hard to believe 10 years has passed by since I released my first album on Tru Thoughts”, Masaaki says. Songs such as “Darkrum” and “Plum Rain” from the LP would act as the blueprint for his globally recognised unique live shows which have been described as “like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas”. Through his inventive use of an MPC2500 and keyboard, Anchorsong has wooed crowds at SXSW and on the BBC Radio 1 airwaves in session for Huw Stephens (Maida Vale) and Rob Da Bank. Touring internationally, as a solo artist and with his string quartet, Anchorsong has supported acts such as Bonobo, Portico Quartet and DJ Krush, performing at prestigious venues including Queen Elizabeth Hall and Camden Roundhouse, and a host of festivals like Glastonbury, Shambala, and Low End Theory.
“Tunis Dream” is now available to pre-save across digital platforms HERE