One of the reasons New Age music took off so big over the past 30 years has been in part due to the unrelenting pace at which we all live nowadays. For music lovers, artists and music business people who can remember back to the dawn of the digital age, at the start of 1984, the CD brought the recorded sound of New Age instrumental music to a higher level, especially noticeable with the rise of Windham Hill Records in the early to mid 1980s. One label continuing onwards as leaders of the New Age instrumental movement is Real Music and they have another winner on their hands with the 2013 CD release of Daytime Dreamer by composer / keyboard player Omar Akram. Deceptively simple in its scope and depth, Daytime Dream lulls you in with its sumptuous soundscapes and easy on the ears melodies. Some may call it background music but others will actually find their blood pressure lowered as a result of simply sitting down and listening to Omar’s latest CD masterpiece. You can blissfully listen, keep it on in the background as you work or even talk or write, but your train of thought will not be derailed as a result of spending time with Daytime Dreamer. Several key audio contributors are featured as well including David Arana (synths, arranging) Ramon Stagnaro (guitars) and Gregg Karukas (drums, programming). Daytime Dreamer tastefully showcases Omar Akram and his magical, mysterious New Age instrumental music grooves.