– by Isadora Jarosek
Budding relaxation label Hi Tide bring their “sounds of the ambient” together for Rest Easy Vol. 1, a dreamy compilation with a cause.
Including eight mellow tracks from Mei Saraswati, バミューダ b e r m u d a, Manta Ray Martin, soda lite, Bronze Savage, Sunmoonstar, The Person and Leafy Suburbs , all proceeds from BandCamp downloads of this collection are being donated directly to Bush Heritage Australia.
At a time when ecological conservation has become more urgent than ever, it’s moving to see young Australian artists contributing in the best way they can, putting together something of such simple but layered beauty. Much like its parent label, Rest Easy Vol. 1 is introspective, quiet and unassuming in its execution but pure and focused in its intention.
It’s a pay-what-you-feel arrangement for a digital copy, so chip in and wind down for some seriously tranquil time well spent.