The Japanese idea of beauty extends from brash and bold to the ideal of beauty, called shibui. Shibui means an understated kind of beauty, a quality that speaks quietly. Shibui objects embody utility, maturity, complexity, history — the patina that only time can bring. It's a deeply spiritual kind of elegance, rooted in the quiet appreciation of nature.
Today, both Japanese and western musicians attracted by this aesthetic are creating fusions of traditional Japanese and contemporary ambient music. On this week's encore program, we have music by KITARO, MIZUYO KOMIYA, STEPHAN MICUS, AGATSUMA, DANIEL KOBIALKA, ISHQ and others.
The subtle world of Japanese spacemusic...on SHIBUI.