“’Beyond The Sunrise’” is brilliant, gentle, ambient electronica, sure to cure whatever ails you. Instant stress relief. – Dyan Garris
Carl Borden is a multiple award-winning, Billboard charting, composer, producer, and audio engineer. “Beyond The Sunrise” is his 4th album on the myndstream/Real Music label. And, oh boy, is it gorgeous.
“Beyond The Sunrise” is 10 tracks of ambient electronica that is so soothing to the soul, you literally find yourself floating away into a space of complete and total peace from the very start. Here, with masterful electronica, Carl has effectively conveyed the hope and optimism that comes from the gift of each new day.
From the first note of “At First Light,” we are completely mesmerized by the beauty. This is just over 5 minutes of super tranquility. It is grand without being ostentatious. It’s the first light of day. Exciting and gorgeous.
Following is the title track, which is almost 9 minutes of bliss. This is immediate relief from whatever ails you. We can feel ourselves deeply immersed in the peace. This is wonderfully meditative, with soft sounds of nature mixed into the soundscape.
“City of Dreams” is equally as meditative, taking us even deeper into a serene state of being. I love the subtle percussion here as well, which contributes further to the relaxed mood. Following is 7 minutes of even more peace and beauty with “Drifting Stars.” This is a favorite, and it will transport you to that space of inner connectivity that we may all long for these days. Very nice.
Floaty, dreamy, and mildly percolating is the wonderful, “In Space and Time.” This is a perfectly painted electronic soundscape that gives us “space” to contemplate. The very brief “Jamila’s Song” is a lovely, tender, melodic piano solo. Surprising to find here and super sweet.
“Memories of You: Interlude,” brings us back into the gorgeous electronica for a minute and a half, before we come into the 6 minute “Memories of You.” This is again, deeply relaxing; a long, slow, and deep dive into a meditative reflection. So very peaceful in a world filled with chaos.
Gently, we are guided into “The Road Home,” which is a favorite. Silky smooth, languid, and light, we can feel stress melting away as we perhaps take the long way home. Love this one.
The album closes out with “Walk With Me (A Beautiful Journey).” This feels like ethereal “angel music,” and is ultra-calming to the soul. This is a perfect ending to an album that is a beautiful journey, indeed. Absolutely perfect for meditation, massage, peaceful sleep, or just plain relaxation. And if you don’t remember what that is, exactly, you’ll want to immerse yourself in this. It will take you well beyond the day and into new horizons.
Get it here: Streaming Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/1TkpF3n251Ca8yOYHI4w6I?si=Ix040nsEQV-VbHnFn5W_uA
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