Weekly Music Tip: Shigeto

After a two-week hiatus, the weekly music tip is back!

Here’s a beautiful, haunting track from Ghostly International’s Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto:

The whole EP is being given away for free! Get it here. (as seen on the ISO50 blog)

The last track, “Grandma’s Words / Rise Out Of The Stone”, is the standout. I was really moved by the spoken intro – a sobering reflection on Japanese-American internment as practiced by the US government during World War II. The segment, apparently recounted by Saginaw’s grandmother, includes this timely warning:

Fear… does a terrible thing to people. It can change to hate, it can change to discrimination of all kinds…

An important lesson to keep in mind, for sure.

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