But not always.
Sparks by the great Chill Carrier is what Future Music was supposed to sound like, according to my youthful self.
And I almost don’t know what to say about it beyond that. But let me try.
It’s a very positive emotional experience. Relaxed but exploratory, upbeat without being manic.
And, since it is Chill Carrier, it’s a solidly professional production, complex and deep without any hint of amateurism, while also being totally accessible to anybody. The complexity isn’t there to scare off anybody, or to show off how superior the composer is to the listener. It simply makes listening, and re-listening, a richer experience.
The other thing I can say about this album is that it pairs up nicely with, and leads almost perfectly into, next week’s WMM album, which is funny because next week’s is older, and composed by somebody else entirely.
Alternatively, you can buy it on Bandcamp and make sure that Chill Carrier profits from his efforts.