If I could use one example of an artist that blends the deft touch of electronic ambience a la Eno and Rich with sounds that are directly engineered to help achieve a calm and healing state it would Sonosync's Music in Time With Your Resting Heartbeat. He uses the sound of rushing water on a number of tracks, combined with tinkling piano, impressionistic chords and soft and gentle synths that emanate. Each track appears three different times at three different tempos, with slightly different treatments. Great for headphones as well as background music, it's a sonic elixir for the restless heart and the racing mind.
By Richard Gehr on 10.14.14 in Reviews
The first two installments from Heat Leisure, the ongoing trance-rock collaboration involving Pontiak's three Carney brothers, Guardian Alien percussionist Greg Fox and Beach House guitarist Steve Strohmeier, were filmed...
By Ned Raggett on 04.16.14 in Reviews
In the past year, New Age music has begun to escape the lamentable late-'80s stereotypes — Harmonic Convergence, crystals, Kenny G — that have long plagued it. Last fall, Light in the Attic released a stellar compilation...
By Winston Cook-Wilson on 03.04.14 in Reviews
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Linda Perhacs's debut LP Parallelograms languished in obscurity for decades before being embraced by a new audience around the time of the "freak-folk" mini-craze of the mid '00s. Modern aco...
By Douglas Wolk on 03.03.14 in Interviews
Linda Perhacs follows up 'Parallelograms' after 44 years. Douglas Wolk speaks with her about 'The Soul of All Natural Things.'