With Kintsugi, The Art Of Precious Scars British singer-songwriter Adrian Snell presents a musical trilogy with stories that weave through our often broken lives in a variety of ways, offering a glimpse of a better tomorrow through the cracks.
Five years in the making, these three albums offer the listener a beautiful, moving and inspiring musical interpretation of this unique Japanese art form, Kintsugi, where a broken vessel is remade, using ’golden’ glue, resulting in a work of art often more beautiful than the original. And the final appearance is that of an object carrying ’precious scars’, integral to the appearance, and story behind it.
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Release Trilogy: March 2022
Woven throughout the trilogy are solo piano pieces, representing the ’Kintsugi glue’ and recorded on Adrian’s own beautiful, originally 19th Century, Bluthner Grand Piano.
And either side of these are the Kintsugi stories.
Some are very personal to Adrian:
Other songs are Adrians interpretations of stories, unsought, randomly discovered, yet stories so powerful that they became integral to his own journey, and the need to find their rightful place within the Kintsugi Trilogy:
And further music across the three albums, seeks to interpret, to express, other ’scars’ within, without, creation, the longing for healing - or the hope of healing:
The Earth is Full of Sorrow, Fallen Empire, All Rivers Run to the Sea
But in the end, everything across all three albums, also sings of redemption, or at least the hope, the promise of redemption:
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