Haruka Nakamura’s new album is actually a “Newsletter discovery” (shout out to Norman Records)! I never heard of Haruka Nakamura before but the minimalistic album art caught my attention within the Newsletter. A click on it revealed some more interesting artwork and packaging design which I quite liked. So I was convinced to give it a listen and I wasn’t disappointed!
Hikari (光) – bright and joyful
The album is a pure and gentle musical journey through delightful modern classical music – a grandness of peace and a glimpse of hope. It’s finely executed and arranged and during the first few listens I didn’t even noticed that these are actual live recordings! The album is the perfect soundtrack for the upcoming colder days of the year, as it radiates some sort of warmth that comforts the stillness of the moment, just like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold and rainy day.