Masaaki Yoshida (a.k.a Anchorsong) recently released his sophomore LP titled Ceremonial on the Brighton-based music label, Tru Thoughts. Currently living in London, Yoshida follows up his Mawa EP on BBE with a warm, rhythmic, and uplifting album that is heavily influenced by music that came out of Africa in the seventies. Yoshida found the album Vodoun Effect by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo at his local record shop and the sound took hold of him, ending up a heavy influence in the formation of his sound.

The Japanese producer has kindly offered up the closing track from his most recent Ceremonial LP, “Ceremony,” as today’s XLR8R download. The track, which closely resembles the album title and happens to be the artist’s oldest production on the LP, started life as one of the sonic experiments that inspired the whole adventure—fittingly ending up as the final stitch tying together the project. With a buoyant and jovial attitude, the track utilizes catchy guitar riffs and gleaming percussion while widening significantly when introducing moments of dramatic violin arrangements.

You can download/stream the Anchorsong track “Ceremony” below.

Be sure to check out more from Anchorsong by visiting his SoundCloud page here.

You can purchase the album Ceremonialby going here.