Internationally-known French electronic music composer and ambient recording artist Thierry David has released numerous recordings over the years, including four on the San Francisco Bay area-based label, Real Music. His latest for this highly-regarded company is entitled Hypnosis and is described as: “soft rhythmic patterns, recurrent loops, and subliminal echoed notes that capture the listener with the essence of sound.” I must say that, true to this description, from the first track I was absolutely entranced by this mesmerizing music, as atmospheric synthesizer textures float ethereally over subtle percussive grooves, bells, shakers, and more. I particularly appreciated the balance of ambience and animation so the beats did not overpower the track, as is often the case. Thierry, who performs on synths, samplers, percussion, piano, and programming, has an exquisite feel for this kind of soft space music that should appeal to fans of Jonn Serrie. This album is high on my list of new favorites!