Tuesday, 25 January 2011

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Monday, 24 January 2011

Tokyo Trawler Recommendation #20 (25/01/11)

Artist: Kano ft. Craig David
Tune: This is the Girl
Record: London Town (2007)
Category: A hump 'n' grinder

A much-maligned* fallen star, denounced* by critics* and past his best. No, silly, not Tokyo Trawler, but British vocalist Craig David. Here, with the smooth-talking London rapper Kano, David scales* the heights that his talent enabled him to reach in the early 2000s, and indeed, that made his fall to earth so painful. A tune of great balance and polished* production, the heavily-accented* Kano compliments David's sugary crooning* with an self-critical assault* on his previous philandering* ways, and a promise to his sweetheart that he's now reformed*, and a one-woman man. It's easy to be cynical when this comes from a rapper, but let's be honest, this kind of stuff doesn't usually come from a rapper.

The Tokyo Trawler’s message to the people: Jay-Z fans: Did you catch the lyrical reference?

To download or not to download?? 3/5 (IT'S GOTTA BE DONE)
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: maligned, denounced, critic, scale (動詞), polished (2), accented, crooning, assault, philandering, reformed, cynical
This is the Girl URL:

Sunday, 16 January 2011

News - January 2011

BREEEAAAKINNNG!!! - Tokyo Trawler has been featured on the weekly 'Tsunami' Content Creators Blog. Blogger Hiroki Matsuuchi makes video showcases of individual content creators in Japan, and this week, the showcase, yes, you guessed it, Tokyo Trawler!! It's pretty pro stuff, and he manages to get a good sample of the posts on Tokyo Trawler, so especially if you haven't seen some of the older posts, it's worth watching. Check out Hiroki's showcase using the link below!


Whilst you're at it, check out Hiroki's other outlet, the awesome 'Bad Communication' blog!


Thursday, 13 January 2011

Tokyo Trawler Recommendation #19 (13/01/11)

Artist: Bombay Bicycle Club
Tune: Jewel
Record: Flaws (2010)
Category: A deep thinker/twilight zoner

If it hasn't already been said that love and regret* go hand-in-hand*, the Tokyo Trawler will put his head on the line, and if you chat to the singer from Bombay Bicycle Club, he might well do the same. A tale* of lost love that once 'looked so beautiful', Jewel is a proverbial* gem* of an acoustic track, with folky simplicity and rich, almost clockwork* guitar. The vocals are unique in that they could belong to that aunt you see once a year with the husky* voice, but if you are able to picture a bloke* singing this ear-soothing* melody, this tune is guaranteed to be far more enjoyable.

The Tokyo Trawler’s message to the people: A refreshingly melancholy song for the non-broken-hearted.

To download or not to download?? 
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: regret, hand-in-hand, tale, proverbial, gem (2), clockwork, husky (1), soothing
Jewel URL:

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

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