Steven Berkowitz calls his work "fluid music," an apt term for these two 30-minute tracks of flowing, shimmering synthesizers. The first track, "Ec(s)tasis," is comprised of watery synth effects, from the essence of a quiet country brook to a waterfall, to a gentle drizzle, to an outright downpour of rain pit-a-pattering against a window. No actual water sounds are heard; the feeling is given only by the way the synthesizers are played. The second track, "(S)tasis," amoves into the realm of inner space, with deep bass notes underlining a flowing mid-range that shimmers and hangs in the room. This track will take you journeying through the galaxy on a wave of sound and let you hear the distant call of the stars. Reminiscent of Iasos or Brian Eno at their most magical, Berkowitz's music will find fans among those who enjoy the quiet side of Steve Roach, Aeoliah or Kevin Braheny, and serves as an ideal background ambience for relaxing, meditation or massage.
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