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Nebula

Nebula by The Haiku Project

We are a part of nature, not separate from or above it. What we do to nature, we do to ourselves. Nebula reminds us that we are Earth’s caretakers and to be loving guardians of all. Danish composer and musician Henrik Hytteballe has woven the exquisite voice of Sara Grabow through the fabric of this beautiful and timely Haiku Project creation.

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Watch the video for “Glow” from Nebula.
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8. 5th Element 4:34

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1. Nebula 5:19
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2. Breeze 6:06
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3. Creation 6:59
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4. Glow 4:50
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5. Earth 4:36
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6. Water 6:11
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7. Rain 5:52
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8. 5th Element 4:34
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9. Wind 3:33
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10. Fire and Water 4:32
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Press Acclaim

Michael Foster
With the release of Nebula The Haiku Project has now released three albums on the Real Music label. Nebula is an intriguing album and especially so with the delicate vocals that are provided by Sara Grabow who makes this album quite memorable. Grabow hails from Denmark, as does Henrik Hytteballe, aka: The Haiku Project. Her vocals provide an ethereal aura to the songs on which she is featured, allowing the compositions to move in new and interesting directions.
 
Nebula has found that perfect balance between voice and instrumentation that allows both to reach their full potential without detracting from one another. Nebula features ten compositions, six of which feature Grabow’s voice as a major component of the arrangement, and I find the music refreshing and listenable even if left on repeat for an extended period of time. As a long time reviewer of instrumental and ambient music I am always doubtful as to how successful a pairing of vocals and instrumental music will be. That success happens when a listener walks away from the experience not thinking how great the instruments were or how beautiful the voice was, but how marvelous the compositions were as they became one in the performance. That is the difficult task that Henrik and Sara tackled with the creation of Nebula, and let me congratulate them on crafting an album that is filled with emotionally rich music that touches the listener from the very first song to the last.
 
From Hytteballe’s splendid piano work to Grabow’s soft and delicate vocals, there is nothing not to love about Nebula. It is very hard to pick a song as my favorite, but I found “Glow” to be a song that I can listen to over and over again. And even though “Glow “is a sonic delight, the album is filled with songs that I feel are just as good. The two opening tracks, “Nebula” and “Breeze,” alert the listener right from the beginning that they are in for a compelling musical journey that will leave them wanting more when the journey is over.
 
Hytteballe has always valued nature and protecting that which is a part of us so it is only natural that his music would move and breathe with those kinds of values in mind. The titles of the compositions tell you where the journey will lead with songs like “Creation,” “Glow,” “Earth,” “Water,” “Rain,” “Wind,” and “Breeze.”
 
When you listen to Nebula you are hearing the passion that Hytteballe has for valuing nature and standing against those who would carelessly destroy that which also is part of what keeps us alive. The music of Nebula enthralls the listener and communicates this message through compositions that evokes the majesty of the earth we live on, the air that is the breath of our lives, and the water that is a part of who we are as human beings. Hytteballe has woven all of those emotions and more into the songs of Nebula and along with Grabow’s voice has intertwined a musical tapestry that will leave the listener appreciating the natural world that surrounds us.  
 
The technical aspects of this recording are impeccable and the sound quality is first rate throughout, as well. Hytteballe and Grabow have revealed their hearts, and you, the lucky listener, get a front row seat via your listening device to that revelation. This music will wend its way into your spirit and remain a part of you long after you have silenced your player; definitely deserving of a place in your music collection.
 
James McQuiston

Nebula by The Haiku Project The Haiku Project's latest project Nebula begins with a titular effort that sets the stage for all of the twists and turns that are to follow. Sweeping synths have an air of gravitas. There is a strong narrative element that is woven through this introductory track which makes its 5:30 run time seem much shorter. “Breeze” has hints of a vocal element that play at the upper registers while the piano line acts as the canvas upon which the rest of the track is built. While a listener can go about their day while Nebula is playing, we'd strongly recommend carving out some time and really focusing in on the music that is to follow.

“Creation” really showcases the beauty of Henrik Hytteballe’s composition. The addition of vocalist Sara Grabow, not only to this track but through the whole of the songs on Nebula, makes for a tremendously interesting and engrossing effort. Grabow’s vocals, when present, do add beauty, but they also are important as they add considerably to the overall sound of each of Hytteballe's arrangements.

“5th Element” is one of our favorite tracks on Nebula. The more deliberate piano lines moor listeners to reality while the atmosphere created at the top of the track is much more fanciful. The wind-swept sound of “5th Element” is something that is emotionally intense while being able to shift and change as Hytteballe desires.

Nebula concludes with “Fire and Water.” The track is vital for understanding where Hytteballe will go in follow-ups to Nebula. This track has a dark, smoky sound that takes up hints of 1990’s Goth music and traditional singer-songwriter styles. It stands boldly from the rest of the album while providing an emphatic exclamation point at the end of the composition.

Top Tracks: “5th Element,” “Fire and Water”

Steve Sheppard

There are many words of color and description that could be used to describe the utter brilliance of Henrik Hytteballe’s (aka: The Haiku Project) compositions. I was last entranced by his work on the album Glimpses, and here, on Nebula, he does so again. On this latest release, Hytteballe employs the ethereal vocals of Sarah Grabow, and in doing so manifests into our reality one of the finest new age albums of the year. We can be amazed by the tones and energy of the title track “Nebula,” and then be left speechless by the sheer beauty of “Breeze.” The subtleness of production and performance here is incredible. Nebula is one of those very rare albums that you never want to end. Each and every track is so very carefully crafted to bring us, the eager listener, the very best that can be offered, as with the upbeat and empowering “Earth,” or the blissful ambience of “Rain.” There is a certain lush sense of beauty within this latest release, one that you can simply float on, like the delicacy of the track “Water,” or the smooth and sensual nature of “5th Element.” If you’re thinking about making Nebula part of your musical collection, don’t think, just do it, your musical heart will love you forever. This is an album that will be as addictive as your next sunrise.
 
 

Chris Spector

A collection of music that arose organically as a vocalist that was using the muso’s music to put her kids to bed for years ran into a chance meeting with the composer who has been recovering from a bad traffic accident and using his music to heal himself. A different flight of fancy from what you might expect from healing music, the synth and voice are there, expertly intertwined, but the special sauce ladled out freely makes all the difference since this is coming from a personal place from both main participants. If the typical suburban mom doesn’t have this in the car after yoga class, then she’s just doomed to be a hopeless multitasker accomplishing nothing on her way to nowhere.