Music: David Arkenstone PURE SLEEP / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra TOKYO DELUXE
David Arkenstone PURE SLEEP
Arkenstone is a legendary ambient / New Age artist with literally dozens of records. PURE SLEEP is an example of why he’s so popular. The record is beautifully tranquil; perfect for meditation or as back-up to reading. An absolutely lovely record (as are all of Arkenstone’s releases).
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra TOKYO DELUXE
This is an odd one… Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is known as a ska band of the first order. Their song “Skaravan” can be found on YouTube and it’s pretty great. This record though… while it is a display of the band’s diversity (a variety of styles are showcased here), it also completely NOT what they’re known for. I mean, the tracks veer wildly from genre to genre with one or two cool funk tracks, but overall – especially given their past records – this is a disappointment.