Album of the Day: “Shibui” by Shibui


Artist:  Shibui

Album:  Shibui

Label:  Self-Produced

Style:  High velocity minimalism

Favorite Track: “1.2”

Music from:  Boston, MA

What I like about it:  The comparison to Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin is an obvious one from the very first notes.  The nuanced repetitions are like following the sparkles of sunlight reflecting off the lake’s surface, and how something about their rapid emergence evolves into an hypnotic state of being.  I like how marimba and glockenspiel are featured heavily and I like how an economical use of strings makes their appearance that much more stunning.

Your album personnel:  Tim Doherty (bass), Bradley Goff (piano, Rhodes), Céline Ferro (clarinet, bass clarinet), Kyle Harris (drums), Derek Hayden (marimba, glockenspiel), Curtis Hartshorn (percussion, glockenspiel) and guests:  Daniel Pelletier (marimba), Greg Jukes (marimba, glockenspiel), Abigale Reisman (violin), Chris Baum (violin), Dan Lay (violin), Nathan Cohen (viola) and Ben Swartz (cello).

Available at:  Bandcamp

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