New Japanese Vibes (56) – 辻林美穂 Tsujibayashi Miho あぶく ‘Abuku’

After another hectic week, 辻林美穂 Tsujibayashi Miho’s new track あぶく ‘Abuku’ (‘Froth’) features in my lazy weekend soundtrack to cocoon my senses with sonic cushions.

Working in collaboration with illustrator 寺岡奈津美 Teraoka Natsumi, the song and video ripples away with a gentle river-like musical and visual flow. Tsujibayashi paints a feathery and wispy ambience with lyrical string and oboe melodies, twinkling percussion timbres, dainty pizzicato rhythms, tender piano harmonies and her sweet, warm-hearted vocals. As the clouds make way for the sun, and flowers bloom in parks and gardens, one cannot help but mark spring’s arrival.

Other Info/Context

  • Tsujibayashi’s new album Clarte will be released on April 20th.

© Isaku Takahashi