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Shigeto - Full Circle (LP)

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Thus far, Zach Saginaw’s releases as Shigeto have been fragments, albeit singularly satisfying fragments -- EPlength glimpses into the Detroit producer’s creative psyche. After filling two EPs on Ghostly International, Shigeto’s lush, sumptuous take on instrumental hip-hop has fully materialized. Full Circle, the artist’s first full length album, completes the journey begun with Shigeto’s Semi-Circle EP, synthesizing the drummer/producer’s signature themes of family, continuity, and musical boundary-pushing into a vibrant, fully unified artistic statement.

The sounds on Full Circle come from four years of obsessive field recording and collaboration. Saginaw brought his Tascam mini-recorder with him everywhere, capturing the “glasses, chains, breathing, children, family meals, monks singing in cathedrals, walks in the south of France, and good friends offering their musical skill” that would all find homes in the record’s compositional nooks and crannies. As a result of Saginaw’s constant documentation, the songs on Full Circle play like chap- ters in an ongoing story--as in “Escape from the Incu- bator”, whose initial rhythmic claustrophobia opens up into a boom-clap nocturnal chase, or “French Kiss Power Up”, whose romantic digital strut gives way to discord and fragmentation as the waves of synthesizer give way to a shaky, neurotic coda. Full Circle is framed by the “Ann Arbor” diptych, a pair of beat suites named after Saginaw’s hometown (one featuring a sample of Detroit MC SelfSays), all double-thick synths and triple-strength kick drums. Saginaw plays the majority of his rhythms by hand, and Full Circle’s consistently deep pocket is the record’s secret weapon, thumping and breathing like a living being.

Having set the stage with Semi-Circle and What We Held On To EPs--twin treatises on Saginaw’s Japanese grandmother’s escape from a US internment camp-- Shigeto is clearly ready to draw the tale to a close and take center stage. “This release represents the end of the beginning--or perhaps that there is no end and no beginning at all,” says Saginaw. Regardless, Full Circle is the start of something great.

Ann Arbor Part 1

Escape From The Incubator

Relentless Drag

So So Lovely

Sky Of The Revolution

Brown Eyed Girl

French Kiss Power Up

Ann Arbor Part 2

Children At Midnight

Look At All The Smiling Faces

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