Above & Beyond release ‘Flow State’ LP for mindfulness
Many know Above & Beyond by way of their sentimental brand of trance music and immersive, interactive sets, but the British trio has always had an ear for ambient as well. They’ve merged this side of their artistry with their appreciation of yoga and general mindfulness in Flow State—their next album project centered around calming, beatless sounds. It was released on July 19, and features an array of re-released tunes along with some new ones.
Flow State floats through the speakers, with each composition melting effortlessly into one another. Meditative and emotive with just a few choice elements, the LP effectively captures the spirit of their yoga sets that began by chance at Burning Man five years ago. Classics like “Sun In Your Eyes” make the cut, while newer pieces like “Slow Buchla Sunshine” and “Strength From Inside” add a bit of shimmer into the overall product. It’s perfect to listen to with eyes closed and in a state of quiet contemplation. The EP is accompanied by a touching opening talk by Elena Bower, a yogi the group met at the aforementioned desert gathering and who leads their yoga sets at gigs around the USA.
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