Nujabes is an artist from Japan who needs more love. I’ve heard great things about his album Reflection Eternal, but was disappointed with the reviewer’s personal shit. It was easy to get lost in the personal shit, but this review will try to avoid that by giving you three different perspectives. I hope you enjoy it! The next time you’re listening to music, check out some of Nujabes’ previous albums, too.
A recent release from Nujabes, Reflection Eternal, is a fantastic addition to their discography. With a unique sound combining jazz, electronica, and hip hop, Nujabes have made an outstanding debut. In addition to Reflection Eternal, the band has released two other albums, Metaphorical Music and Modal Soul. I have a high opinion of Nujabes, and this new release is no exception.
Reflection Eternal begins with a slow-paced love song, featuring vocal samples from Kenny Rankin and chopped piano by Noriko Kose. Nujabes transforms the two slower tracks into an entrancing piece that compares love to a river or a rainbow. It’s not surprising that this collaboration is a standout single from the album, and the band’s subsequent efforts will no doubt get more attention than Reflection Eternal.
The band is also responsible for the production of this record, and this is apparent throughout the music. The album starts off with a piano riff and middle-paced drum beat. It’s difficult to categorize Nujabes’ music, because the songs range from pure bliss to heartbreak. The music is crafted so that the listener can feel the range of emotions and musicality, allowing the listener to reflect on life’s highs and lows.
In this Mother Nujabes album review, I’ll talk about the band’s debut album, “In This Moment.” The band has a knack for creating a sinister mood and setting imagery. But, as the title implies, there are few real highs on Mother. Its most impressive feature is the cover of “Fly Like an Eagle,” which is sandwiched between two interludes. While the cover is a juddering, industrial take on the track, it never reaches a climax.
“Beat Laments the World” is the first song on the album and features a collaboration with pianist Uyama Hiroto. The song is based around jazzy elements and relies on a piano. The track is accompanied by light percussion and a sultry saxophone. “The Sign,” which features Japanese singer Cise Star, takes the album to a more dramatic turn in the middle.
If you’ve been a fan of Japanese hip hop since the late ’90s, you’ve probably heard Nujabes’ debut album, Metaphorical Music. This album is full of jazzy, lo-fi production. The hip-hop star uses vinyl samples, Miles Davis and Yusef Lateef beats, and dreamy pianos to create ethereal soundscapes. The production is so good that the album could easily have been an instrumental album. Luckily, Nujabes also contributed a few verses.
A hip-hop producer and DJ from Tokyo, Nujabes’ music conveys feelings of life, inner-self, happiness, and love. His jazzy beats also evoke nostalgic swells. The artist put his heart into every project he did. His music allowed fans to take a journey through his life. Tragically, Nujabes passed away in 2010 due to a traffic accident.