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Slowly Minute Tomorrow World

However clich» this sounds, Takahiro Chiba makes music children would love. This is not a judgement. Like Lullatone, Minotaur Shock, Dorine Muraille and his countryman and Childisc label-owner Nobukazu Takemura, the 24-year-old Sapporo resident reapplies the gentle, dreamlike sounds we associate with childhood into a context of disorienting repetition and disarming na‘vet». With acoustic guitar, laptop and a treasure chest of chiming samples, Tomorrow World is one of woozy charm. One that the parents of said children might do well to visit every now and again.

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