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If Hiroyuki Usui’s latest record, Sings The Blues, shares any similarities with Holy Letters, his previous album of spare, haunting blues experimentalism released under the moniker L, it is destined to be one of my new favourites. It was put out by the genre-defining label VHF early last year, and it is recommended to fans of Loren Connors, Jandek and Six Organs of Admittance. What I have heard in my minimal sampling so far is very promising, but ultimately I am saving myself for one revelatory, all-encompassing first listen.