Too many releases in the relaxation/environmental market feel compelled to accompany their nature recordings with beds of flutes, oozing synths, or chattering forest animals. Luckily Dan Gibson takes the opposite approach. His Ocean Surf is exactly that, a 70-minute-plus track featuring nothing but pristinely recorded surf, tide, and whitecaps. There's natural ebb and flow here as Gibson captures not only the cascading majesty of the sea, but its quiet, lapping moments as well. Unencumbered by ethnic-music tinkering or new age formula, the solitary Ocean Surf is great for relaxation, meditation, and introspection.