SF folk-rock arist Sonny Pete releases Where the Shadows Pass (Odes to Death & Transience) on April 5th, and you can stream the album above.

Where the Shadows Pass was first inspired by a collection of Japanese death poems and is conceived as a series of vignettes and meditations on the nature of death and passage. You see, in the Buddhist tradition monks would each write a single haiku on their deathbed to reflect on the shadowy journey ahead. Despite the grim circumstance of their creation, these death poems were also a celebration of life both in this world and on to the next. The album, while brooding and wistful, also finds cause for celebration along its path through ominous territory.

Pete’s SF release show is at Viracocha on March 25th.