I'm more interested in sound design. Ambient music is a landscape that I feel expresses that in a more border context - Chris Golden
• What attracts you to New Age music?
It’s sense of calm, its exploration of the ethereal using a musical language on the spectrum with that of pop, but for far different purposes. At its finest, it’s beautiful and evocative music, it acts like a drug. New Age is also functional music, be it as background music or as a way to relax and unwind. I almost always wind up utilizing a New Age playlist on a long flight, for instance.
There are snippets of birdsong, a resonant cavalcade of marimba and breathy pads in a gleaming zoetrope of sound that whirls endlessly in ‘Playing Among the Gods,’ whereas ‘Melancholy II’ transforms the atmosphere into something swamp-like and haunted, a slow, twilit march that feels like embryonic video game music.