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Piana
Snow Bird
Happy/Cubic Music

Naoko Sasaki records under the name Piana. Her music is gentle and thoughtful. Snow Bird is a delicate record. Listening to it makes you worried that it might break. Music this introspective can make the listener feel they are eavesdropping on the artist's private musings. The title track is one of those moments when Sasaki's fragile voice and music moves me. "Spring has come!!" brings Tujiko Noriko and Björk to mind. "Winter Sleep" is suitably glacial. "Voice" hisses with bursts of static, but still remains calm.

It's a dreamy and sweet little record.

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