The New Age electronica world of Tom Vedvik will immediately draw listeners into its soothing expanses and burbling undercurrents. Drawing on the dreamy wash of ambient music, trance-inducing beats, a battery of natural sounds, and a high production sheen, Vedvik makes music that soothes in the manner of classic New Age, yet sounds utterly contemporary.
The pulse of "India Ink," for example, provides a subtle rhythmic drive that guides the listener deeper and deeper into the folds of the composition. The "Invisible Landscape," the lead-off track, creates an exotic mix of woodwinds, percolating hand percussion, and wide swaths of synthesizer. Tailor-made for headphone listening, yet also appropriate for more formal types of meditation, SLOWDIVER will appeal to fans of New Age, ambient, and relaxing electronica.