Sambox delves into the intricacies of melody with his music. From ambient playlists to well crafted TV series and dramas, there is no visual that this artist cannot compose for. Vice-versa, his music conjures images so detailed, with such minimal interjection. This is his latest single, Hanami.
Many words in other languages lose their true meaning in English. The vivid art of viewing cherry trees blossom is called Hanami. It is a practice that truly appreciates nature for what it is. The depth and style with which the concurrent meaning is drawn out, remains the magic in his composition, Sambox proceeds to make a gentle song. This is something that is as slow and deliberate as the blooming of the flowers. The notes open up, like petals-creating a mélange of colours and sounds that are rare. As someone who specializes in instrumental art, there is a purposeful passive beauty in letting the moment pass. You then comment on it with our eyes and mind. The echoing synths flow, like the character of one tree to another, while the strings create a dramatic narrative of the story that is to follow.
This song immediately reminded me of the Studio Ghibli film called My Neighbour Totoro, with stills and sequences of this very picturesque beauty. You can see more of his masterful work in his 2019 album, La Parsienne and various other specific singles like Liar in Love and Let Me Breathe. Follow Sambox for instrumentals that will transport you to a magical wonderland!