Hoshina Anniversary / Shifting Gears
Toyko’s Hoshina Anniversary has risen to particular prominence in recent years with his self-titled brand of ‘Watechno’. Stylistically fusing traditional Japanese instrumentation with Chicago and Detroit sensibilities, his works have found homes on Aliens Jams,YOUTH, Young Marco’s Safe Trip, ESP Institute and Amsterdam-based MUSAR.
Hoshina’s Shifting Gears moniker named after the 1975 ‘Gears’ LP of jazz and hard bop organist, Johnny Hammond, and focuses heavily on principles of Jazz and raw musicianship, with a continued exploration of machine-reared club sounds. How the two can take shape as one.