How happy I am to have found The Number, a duo, residing in Japan, comprised of Samon Takahashi and Tsuyoshi Abe.
I finished listening to their free EP, Small EP, which is offered through the spectacular Creation Centre ... and it's really, really great.
Their sound brings to mind both the Books and Shogu Tokumaru: sparse, minimalist beeps, clicks, loops combined with an organic, folky aesthetic. It's intense, a little confusing in its Phillip Glass-esque repetitious qualities, but just really ... pleasing and exciting!
Okay ... let me listen to this three or four more times. Download the full thing yourself or else just grab a few tracks here ...