Already in the first track – Myriads of Pathways, by AstroPilot – you can feel and sense the perfection of the soft, colorful, balanced and surreal atmosphere that disseminates the beauty and the energy of the genre throughout the entire album. This track in particular, living by the general force of its title, not only translates itself perfectly in the magnificent transient hemisphere of its monochromatic gray scale melodies, that builds and shapes walls of cosmic unbound sonorous recognition vividly, but captures the vigorous essence of the genre per se, while reinserting its meaning in the whole album, as the sound continually evolves to a path of existential resurgence and graphic expansion.
With a very straightforward devotion that reinvents the perceptions of the genre into a whole new ground that creates a different category of thought while also receiving its sonorous proposal from within, psychedelic chillout, with all of its nuances, constructions, delimitations, scales and rhythms, reinserts a new level of sonorous contingency into its nucleus, as an anthology like this one also reworks the basic principles upon which the music claims itself to be. Nevertheless, despite all the excellent technical devices that converged altogether to compose all these great tracks, this is a perfect anthology for several reasons other than that. Probably, the strongest one is the basic artistic principle that reunited seven marvelous chillout ambient tracks, and inserted them perfectly in one great record, truly representative of the genre.
This is a record perfect for listening with your eyes closed, eager to compel you to undergo an incredible sonorous journey of sound, sensibility and serenity, with all the creativity set to fully charge your perceptions. With everything to please the most avid enthusiasts of the genre, this is a record that has it all: sound, energy, synergy, sensibility, devotion, greatness, fervor, passion and musicality. Personally, I liked Dreaming Awakening Part Two way more than Part One, although Part One is also a finely masterful record. So, if you are a fan, a supporter or an avid enthusiast of chillout, this is the right album for you. One of the best compilations ever made, you should listen to it, immediately.