Tricot and Hara Kanako (Music Finds 53)

“Music Finds” is a series with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows:
As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn right having an awesome sound. Expect any kind of genre to appear here. These songs is what I will be sharing with you in these posts called “Music Finds”
But really it’s mostly a segment about some of my most played songs!”


A track that first greets you with soothing characteristics , but then gains tempo and offering a more intense chorus. I can’t really put my finger on exactly what it is that I like so much about this song, but big factors is partly the punctuation by the instruments, and the emotional vocal works.

My other favorite from their EP “Kabuku” is a song that breaths of occasional Plastic Tree-influences in the intro and verse.

Tricot – Setsuyakuka


Hara Kanako

I first found her works by this cover of Rydeen by YMO (a band I’ve previously mentioned in episode #34 “Synthesized loneliness”) that’s performed skillfully. I have a soft spot for seeing versions where one person plays all the instruments (and more – spoiler: trombone!)

Soon after I looked further into her own works published on YouTube, finding a lot of well composed piano driven music. I’ll lead you onto two of my favorites:

はらかなこ – Night Cruising
A melodic and emotional piano piece.

はらかなこ – Dansyari

A more jazzy experience.


Want to discover more great music? Check out my works as AREKU here, and then check out the previous episodes of Music Finds!

#53 – ARUKARA’s weird mix
#51 – Shishamo (again)

#50 – Shishamo

#49 – Harmonica (NDH)

#48 – Visual like “92

#47 – Mamamoo and 高橋みなみ

#46 – Most Played This Week (Mamamoo, hide, JYP)

#45 – Still Alive

#44 – Boogie, Come on!

#43 – Goodbye, Love Letter

#42 – HOTEI

#41 – Angstmas and Twangy MCR

#40 – Real Reol
#39 – Swing it, Magister’n (Electro Swing)

#38 – Tillbaka till Vintergatan

#37 – Weekly (re-)discover

#36 – Melodic Pokémon 

#35 – Mellow with Fei Wang

#34 – Synthesized loneliness

#33 – “LEMONed Bay City”, I screamed

#32 – Cheer up, Heathens 
#31 – So what, it’s jazz

#3o – Old favorites
#29 – Why so serious? 

#28 – Hippetihop

#27 – Game Music

#26 – Just ordinary things

#25 – Ut i Vintergatan 

#24 – New finds from Korea

#23 – Rainy Game

#22 – How to keep Kool in the summer

#21 – The emotional Jimmy Cats

#20 – 19 Music tips (Music Finds -MASTER POST-)
#19 – Phantasmagoria
#18 – New (old) records

#17 – Classical, K-pop and disco

#16 – MUCC/ムック
#15 – My introduction to Japanese Music

#14 – Fragile Voices 
#13 – Pop and Black-Metal

#12 – Nostalgia for no reason

#11 – Some J to your Rock

#10 – Lynch. the devil

#9 – Oldies but Goldies
#8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’

#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”

#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-along

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