After a too-long day pecking away at your iBook, it’s time to push play and kick back with iRelax: Leaving the Workday Behind. The soft instrumental tracks on this CD are specifically selected and sequenced to best serve the subtitle’s topic.
The album spans a wide array or Real Music artists’ releases from the past ten years including Omar’s “Passage Into Midnight,” “Bathed in Dawn’s Light” from Kevin Kern, and Yanni’s composition “Whispers in the Dark” performed on grand piano by Danny Wright. The temple bells and chimes in Karunesh’s track “Flowing Bamboo” (Joy of Life) lift a soft shakuhachi flute high above the track’s light drums and hand percussion. Back to Earth’s two songs, both originally released on Kairos: The spirit of Time, dot the play list and include the relaxing interplay of harp and soft, well-played acoustic and electric guitars on “African Princess.” Gandalf’s reflective, light touch on acoustic guitar and keyboards from Sacred River, do indeed remind one of “Blossoms Falling Like Snow” upon a gentle river.
iRelax: Leaving the Workday Behind is best played when one simply needs unwinding from hectic sales or tedious paperwork. During a Busy Day and Anywhere are two other notable discs in the iRelax series.