《Music For Home Vol. 1: Our Season》

by Marihiko Hara & Polar M

Release date: 29-Jan-2021

Label: mü-nest

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Tracklist:

1. Take A Leap

2. Reflected

3. Into The Landscape

4. Our Season

Four years since their last album in 2016, Marihiko Hara  & Polar M return with a breathtakingly beautiful 4-tracks EP. The duo has been travelling and working together a lot before the pandemic strike. However, since April in 2020 like many of us, they have been staying at home most of the time.

During a challenging time like this, listening and composing new music has again become a sanctuary for them. Although physically separated, both started to share some musical sketches and ideas via file swapping. Before long, a brand new EP was born.

This EP, entitled ‘Our Season’, is the 1st instalment of the ‘Music for Home’ series curated by mü-nest label – a series that focuses on home-listening music that reflects the mood and feelings of our daily life during this unprecedented period in pandemic. And what a great way to start the series, with the duo’s exquisite music reminding us about joy and hope in life.

These 4 tracks, crafted with the duo’s signature elegant piano notes and heartfelt guitar lines, resemble the state of their minds during the pandemic period – delicate, quiet, but ready to rise whenever the time comes.

‘They are like the preserved energy in the soil, ready for the next spring,’ the duo added. The current challenging time may continue for a while. While we are leaning against the wall, Marihiko Hara & Polar M’s music resembles a window, for us to see and imagine the landscapes beyond, and remind us that our season will come again, for us to share and cherish.

This EP was mastered by Tokyo renowned mastering engineer / recording artist Chihei Hatakeyama.