What does it sound like?:
There is plenty of music out there that has a poor reputation, perhaps none more so than New Age. Hippy Dippy rubbish sold in those shops that sell crystals, incense and books on witchcraft and healing. And the music? Aimless, tuneless and mainly whale song. This of course is crap, New Age probably has no more percentage of trash than any other genre. Light in the Attic has picked some of the best for this new compliation which is the follow up to last year’s ‘I Am The Centre’ which focused on the American side of New Age.
(The Microcosm) is shows the European side of the genre with some well known artists like Popul Vuh, Ash Ra Temple and most famous of all Vangelis, who after reading the copious sleeve notes I learnt that he thought that the rest of Aphrodite’s Child weren’t sophisticated enough for him and a bit ‘boring’.
There’s plenty of new/old on this comp as well the best is probably Untitled by Francesco Messina with some of the most beautiful piano I’ve ever heard. But it is all stunning and a pleasure from start to finish.
What does it all *mean*?
Mean? That there are plenty of beautiful sounds outside of Vocal,Guitar, Bass and Drums.
Goes well with…
Cooking a Goose. That’s what I did today with it on.
Might suit people who like…
Psych, Krautrock, Kosmische musik, the last Light in the Attic ‘new age’ comp.And people who need to centre themselves over a crystal periodically.