Trillion: Perfect Freq
However this is not some world music mash-up but rather music for relaxation and focused meditation.
"The whole album is designed to be listened to while laying down, relaxed and present in the mind," he said in recent e-mail.
So the ambience is slow and the mood relaxed, although sometimes his brief raps have a brooding quality . . . and no matter how gently Costain sings it, "All things must die" doesn't exactly make me feel at ease.
But this is not an album of individual tracks so much as a deep immersion into relaxing sound, gentle allusions to Indian music (drones, the flute, gentle chants) and a time-out, horizontal mood. Tellingly, the download comes with separate tracks but also lengthy continuous play versions.
I know I should have been lying down when listening to this, but I've had this on quiet, repeat play while I've been doing some reading and computer work this past fortnight and its endlessly inventive, soft melodies and mood have been relaxing . . . and the hours have just passed in a wash of pastel shades and muscle loosening sound.
Check it out here. It's hard to pull away from, and you probably won't want to.
By Graham Reid, posted Nov 16, 2015