Downbeat reviews Emi Makabe’s ‘Anniversary’

Downbeat reviewed Anniversary, the new album from vocalist Emi Makabe, in the January 2021 issue!

Reviewer Peter Margasak says of the record, “She only plays shamisen on three of the album’s 11 tracks, but her understanding of how its spiky tone adds complexity to an otherwise airy sound reveals Makabe’s deft handling of disparate components.”

Read the full review in the digital edition here. It’s on page 50. now.

You can purchase the album on Bandcamp now.