Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Happy - Trance Mellow
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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Myra S. (ignolopi) from SLC, UT
Reviewed on 4/4/2011...
If you're looking for the 'spacey' kind of electronic vibe this is a good place to start. The songs are long and fairly monotonous, it's easy to imagine no time passes when listening.
Just don't expect more than that.
For soft and mellow background or meditation music, you could consider this CD, but I prefer more interesting sounds, perhaps Sheila Chandra or David Lanz. I'd also recommend 'Pure Moods', Mamer, Krishna Das, 'Hotel Tara', or 'The Most Relaxing New Age Music in the Universe' in lieu of Sugar Plant.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"we all have some secret delight that we are torn between wanting to see recieve the acclaim we feel it deserves and wanting to keep it to ourselves, knowing that the popularity it could and/or should recieve would lessen its impact. while we wish that everyone could share the experience, our fortune in stumbling upon something that impacts our lives is something that adds a degree of value to the product that is rarely found within popular culture. such is the case with sugar plant. while there have been a few close friends i dared to play "happy/trance mellow" or "after after hours" for, i usually keep it to myself--not because i fear the reaction some seem to have (that it is too sleepy, too derivitive of the velvet underground or mazzy star or similarly veined--no pun intended--sleep pop bands)--for, to the contrary, everyone i have played their music for has immediately bought the album--but because i do not want to see this music that is so personal reach widespread familiarity. you can say what you want about who they may sound like, or that they're songs are too long or unvarying, but the undeniable truth is that sugar plant has consistantly created overwhelmingly beautiful music without being affected by current trends in music. they stated in an interview that they wanted to make music to play after a rave or similiarly chemically infused long nite, and what they have done is turn out album after album of gorgeous lullabyes, poetry over drones and simple themes, with no other aim than to soothe. they make no pretense of trying to push the bounds of pop music--no drum and bass or ethnic instrumentation--they use samplers and synthesizers as instruments rather than gimmicks, and in their virtuousity with these tools create sounds that are foreign but powerful. perfect for driving, napping, thinking, and anything beyond these innocent diversions you can think of."
Sugar plant is a wonderful new sound
bluelights | 05/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this album is very refreshing.i do not listen to very many obscure,unpopular composers(who may have been mentioned be4)nor do i have a.d.d i could listen to this cd for any occasion.it consoles me-"rise"it chills with me-"rainy day"and we all fall in love.i own over 2,000 cds and this is one i listen to often.i suggest giving it a good listen,you'll be glad you did,unless you hate children, you don't hate children, do you?"