Lots of drone and texture makes this a sure dream inducer, Perhaps the most telling difference inherent to Inner Gazing is its execution. On earlier albums, Rodriguez worked to balance his ambient leanings with conventional (and sometimes dark) instrumentation. That type of guitar and percussion work is noticeably absent on this album, however such a stylistic shift works really well. It allows Rodriguez , in other words, to make his latest group of songs soar to more impressive heights, leaving a trail of atmospheric beauty in their paths.
Inner Gazing is also unique in its delivery - specifically, the album is largely a collaboration of sorts. With Inner Gazing Rodriguez wanted to do something light and airy and beautiful, he wanted to take listeners on what feels at times like a spiritual journey (with old friends along for the trip).
NOTE: Wear headphones and let time and distance disappear.
released September 6, 2010
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