While there is not too much variations in the harmonies – given the slowness of the rhythms, as well as the fact that the primordial principle of the album is to relax – there is a cohesive mainline in the work, that makes you feel navigating over the waves of a melodic unity, that is strongly maintained by the serenity suggested and sustained throughout the music, which becomes its major ordeal.
There is nothing exceptional in At Rest, but the album successfully fulfills its purpose. Albums in this particular genre – especially the meditative ambient style –, are created specifically with the goal of relaxation in mind, and this objective becomes more important than the music itself. Here, the music is just a tool. It is not created for an artistic purpose. So the composition will be driven to generate the expected result. This fact in any way whatsoever diminishes the brightness and the beauty of the album. On the contrary: it shows the disposition of the artist to achieve the excellence of a formidable result directed to a precise demand.
If you like meditative ambient music, I think that you definitely will appreciate At Rest. While it is more indicated for specific moments, or even precise periods of the day – like any other album in the genre –, it sure can be heard at any given time. Certainly, it deserves to be highlighted among the important records of the genre.