Gentle Love

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We’ve looked at music to sleep to, and much more of that is to come, but this time we’re going to dig into Norihiko Hibino’s foray into pop standards. His original Gentle Love album (not to be confused with the Gentle Love performing group with Hibino on saxophone and AYAKI on piano) combines saxophone, piano, and acoustic guitar while visiting pop standards from all around the world, including Japan, China, the Philippines, the United States, and Latin America.

Some of the picks will surprise you. Let’s jump in! Continue reading

Hibino Sound Therapy Lab Vol. 1

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I mentioned in my sound therapy perspectives article last time that I recommended checking out the Hibino Sound Therapy Lab Vol. 1 album as a good place to start with therapeutic music. I thought it would be a good opportunity to follow up with my own impressions of the album to give you a sense to what to expect as well as provide some samples of my favorite moments on the album.

For those interested, it’s available both digitally and physically from CD Baby for $9.99 and $14, respectively.

Read my impressions below. Continue reading