Professing to have existed between the time periods of 1929 to 1978 and 2304 BC to 2059 AD, Dr. Nakano (the Japanese sensei of times past, present and future) appears to be more of a psychokinetic entity that arrives through the unwilling conduit of his unknown test subject than the recording musician here himself. What we do know is that Nakano is the artist behind the poetic lyrics, performed here in English tongue with a panache that evokes memory of Mark E. Smith, sometimes obscured beneath layers of guitar, synth and drum machines.
‘Snow In Tokyo’ is the doctor’s sophomore effort, taking the progressive-electronic leanings of his debut album ‘Holographic World’ and flipping them here into a dirtier, crustier effort for the majority of the record, before eclipsing with the grand finale ‘Nefertiti Suite’, Nakano’s most triumphant moment to date. With a more personal touch, ‘Snow In Tokyo’ feels as though you are taking a walk through the Tokyo of Nakano’s ‘Holographic World’ he created for you in the preceding record.
As for what Dr Nakano’s ultimate intention is, it remains unknown.