Live Footage: Mysterious French Act Makoto San Perform Cinematic “Kibō”

Mysterious French electronic music act Makoto San have developed a unique sound that pairs bamboo and Asian percussion — like Japanese taikos, Balinese Anklun, Indonesian gendér and others — with electronin production.

“Kibō,” the cloaked French act’s latest single is a hypnotic and cinematic club banger centered around glistening synth arpeggios and layers of organic, chiming and clinking percussion. “Kibō” strikes me as the sort of propulsive song that would accompany an extended chase scene through a crowded, hyper-modern metropolis.

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