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Haiku Music Challenge 45

Welcome to the forty-fifth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

The author of the week is Jamie Lickfold, aka sevenism. His album Saline Celestial was Naviar’s first solo publication: if you like this album, make sure you check out sevenism’s music on Bandcamp where you can find another 208 of his releases.

Jamie writes of himself: “I’m a self-taught musician and sound-mangler blurring the boundaries between analog and digital, acoustic and electronic, generative and human. I work in the present moment letting the music flow wherever it wants. My aim is to make music that is strange and experimental yet resonates on a deeper level.”

not heard my breath

in years.


Twenty-three tracks were inspired by sevenism’s poem, and here are three I found inspiring:

Track: Not heard my breath
Artist: Oxebe
Genre: electronic

Oxebe’s track, with its hypnotic beat, is one of the most interesting (and out of ordinary) submissions we received last week.

Track: not heard my breath
Artist: Night Note
Genre: ambient

Each track by Night Note is a journey on its own, and this evocative piece is a perfect match for sevenism’s haiku.

Track: Breathe
Artist: This Northern Life
Genre: dark ambient, piano

This darker, haunting soundscape created by This Northern Life is one of the most powerful reinterpretation from last week’s challenge.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by Issa:

in the beach breeze

my travels forgotten . . .

evening cool

The deadline to submit your track is 12 February. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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