Park Jiha has announced her third album, The Gleam. Set for release on Glitterbeat, the LP will comprise ten tracks and is a gorgeous meditation on the intersection of music and light.
As the press release notes, “how often do we consider light? We revel in the soft wonder of a sunrise or the majesty of a glorious sunset, but all through the day its quality and texture is continually changing, second by second, in ways we rarely register.”
It is a solo work, like its predecessor, ‘Philos’ (2019), in which all the music is composed and played by Jiha. Many instruments feature on the album, including the piri, a type of oboe, a mouth organ pictured on the cover, a hammered dulcimer called the yanggeum, and a glockenspiel.
Alongside the news, the Korean composer and musician unveiled a new track, ‘Light Way’, along with a stunning visual.
You can pre-order The Gleam here ahead of its 23rd February release. Below you will find the artwork and tracklisting.
- At Dawn
- Sunrise; A Song Of Two Humans
- Light Way
- A Day In…
- The Way Of Spiritual Breath
- Restlessly Towards
- Nightfall Dancer
- Temporary Inertia