Nujabes has been a act that I continue to come back to year in, year out. Its nice that he is finally available on spotify as his work has always been hard to get outside of Japan.
The album Spiritual State came out after his tragic death, with many tracks being finished by friends and collaborators posthumously. Its title track was a collaboration with Uyama Hiroto and contains sparse elements. A piano, backed up with a shuffling clapping loop, together with a clarinet, provide the only instrumentation, giving the piece space for the cord patterns and busy melodies to be both interesting and relaxing.