Musical troubadour Sarantos has released his collection of calming vibes on the twelve-track offering; Relaxation & Mediation Vol.1. Traditionally Sarantos is an artist who likes to offer pop and dance melodies that are written in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, most notably his pop single “Eyebanging.” Here, however, Sarantos showcases his production chops in the easy, calming listening category of musical themes by presenting twelve spiritually charged rhythmic approaches guaranteed to assure relaxation and meditation. Each track on this compilation offers a unique experience as Sarantos dives deep into different themes, and concepts. Tracks like “Cleanse The Soul” are down-tempo and repetitious around certain phrases, offering exploration around these themes yet returning the listener to their happy medium. “Victorious Puff”, however, opens up the sonic landscape with wide, and vast instrumentation that takes the listener on a journey of the senses. I believe this track is meant for the deep Meditation portion of the experience. “Sunrise” is the perfect mix to channel the inner relaxation spirit you may be looking for from this compilation. Featuring traditional Asian-influenced melodies and instrumentation this uptempo track has clever melodies and harmonizing pedal tones to help channel the calm.
I really like Sarantos’ music. I feel he is a songwriter who can spin a narrative into something witty, provocative, and entertaining. This collection, however, is in my opinion his best work yet. I truly believe this is where Sarantos truly shines as a songwriter and producer. His effective use of different instruments and harmonies helps him achieve what he sets out to do. His mixes are professional, well-executed, and highly defined. Relaxation & Meditation Vol. 1 is the perfect album for that background din which you can use for Yoga, deep concentration, or a general unwind from a busy day. This is a very enjoyable collection that should be shared with those closest to you to increase mental health and longevity. I hope Sarantos is willing to offer a follow-up volume to this album.
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