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Haiku Music Challenge 76

Welcome to the seventy-sixth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

Here’s another haiku by Mizuta Masahide. This one is probably his most well-known poem. Mizuta Masahide was a 17th century Japanese poet and samurai who initially studied under Shohaku, but later became a disciple of Basho.

Since my house burned down
I now own a better view
of the rising moon

Nineteen tracks were inspired by Mizuta Masahide’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:


Track: Since my house burned down
Artist: Bassling
Genre: electropop

Probably one of the most entertaining videos we received lately. Bassling says about this track: “At once I was thinking how the planet is burning and the moon shifts the tides and how humans are largely made of water. As a result the song has lyrics that reflect all these ideas and a video of a burlesque dancer.”

Track: A better viewing
Artist: Kyosuke Osaku
Genre: ambient

With his latest composition, Kyosuke Osaku takes us to into an immersive and haunting ambient soundscape.

Track: View Of The Rising Moon
Artist: OneAmbient4
Genre: ambient

To conclude, a more soothing but not less enveloping atmosphere by OneAmbient4.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by Matsunaga Teitoku:

Heavenly creatures

descending it seems —

the sea of spring

The deadline to submit your track is 20 February. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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