The Haiku Project – Life

The Haiku Project has just released a new album, Life. Little Calf begins things, taking listeners on a journey that gradually shifts and changes. The Haiku Project is able to paint a vivid picture that showcases not only the titular creature but the rolling green space in which the animal can be found. Ending before the five-minute mark, Little Calf moves fans into A Turtle Song. A Turtle Song brings a little bit of wind-swepth 1960s country and western and 1970s desert rock guitar into the mix. The narrative element of this guitar work is paired nicely with a haunting backdrop. One of the things that has been most constant about The Haiku Project over the years has to be the narrative that is weaved throughout each single and album.

Au Revoir les Enfants is deep enough that listeners will need to strap on their favorite pair of headphones to properly understand the dynamics that have been placed within. Our favorite moment on this track begins at about the 2:15 mark, where strings are utilized to provide a completely different feel to the composition.

The Bright Side of the Moon is a mid-album stand out effort due in no small fashion to the presence of Canberk Ulas’ duduk playing.

Great Barrier Reef is one of the album’s longest tracks at 11-plus minutes. Over the course of this effort’s run time, fans will be treated to traditional guitar work, choral elements, impactful backing instrumentation and a snap back to the beginning (10:50-onward).

Abandoned and Vagabond Forever conclude The Haiku Project’s Life, telling a story over the 10 minute combined run time that provides an emphatic end for the release.

Top Tracks: The Bright Side of the Moon, Au Revoir les Enfants

Rating: 8.4/10

We have covered The Haiku Project a few times in the past, including their Nebula and Flow discs.

The Haiku Project – Life / 2019 Real Music / 11 Tracks / 72 Minutes / http://www.realmusic.com

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