The Haiku Project


Henrik Hytteballe, the Danish synthesis and composer who has been releasing his ambient and healing New Age electronic music as The Haiku Project since the mid-2010s, is one of the genre’s more fascinating personalities, creating complementary works as a visual and musical artist inspired by nature, a wide range of human emotions and the people he’s met along his life’s journey. Just as his paintings range from abstract compositions to partially figurative universes, his music – which culminates now in Gratitude, his latest full-length collection on myndstream – allows us to immerse deeply and bring different experiences and feelings to the moment.

Jonathan Widran, The JW Vibe

‘Gratitude’ by The Haiku Project is another masterpiece of music to hang in the ever growing gallery of musical art for the artist.

Steven Sheppard, One World Music Reviews

Henrik Hytteballe creates an album that, while classified in the “New Age” genre, gives us (our ears and our hearts) far more than that… it is ambient joyful rocking distinct and different from anything you’ve ever listened to before…

Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

‘Gratitude’ is the 5th album from The Haiku Project, a.k.a., Henrik Hytteballe. Hailing from Denmark, Henrik is an incredibly talented musician, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, as well as a gifted painter, who not only paints on real canvas, but paints intricate soundscapes with his musical instruments as well. His music, like his paintings are rich, colorful, multi-layered, and multi-dimensional.

Dyan Garris, New Age CD

On ‘Gratitude,’ instrumentation includes keyboards, guitar, Duduk and cello. The ten tracks are varied and express a range of emotions and experiences, but overall, the album is upbeat and optimistic. Without the strong rhythms, I think Gratitude could easily fall into the ambient genre, but the rock influence and power of the bass and percussion keep the music vibrant and unique. In short, I really like Gratitude and will have to check out some of The Haiku Project’s previous releases, too!

Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano

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