DNAture is the debut recording from 39-year-old New Zealand musician and multimedia artist, Simon Ashaan. It’s six tracks offer a cinematic journey of transcendent healing.
Inspired by Nature, with track titles including Oasis, As If a Leaf, and Sunrise—Ashaan has created a melodic, lush, and subtly layered soundtrack to accompany your everyday life or meditation practice.
The recording utilizes organic, electronic, and hybrid musical instruments to create its kaleidoscope of sound. This is electronica borne of a melancholic soul emerging into the light of an optimistic and hopeful future. Ashaan achieves a balance of quiet yearning and joyful exuberance.
You can hear the entire album on his website Simon Ashaan and it is available for purchase on iTunes. (Note: track 3, The Canyon on the website is titled Rapids, on the iTunes download.)
Highly recommended. DNAture will be on high rotation in my playlist for some time.
Reminiscent of Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtrack; William Orbit’s Strange Cargo series; and Ulrich Schnauss’ Far Away Trains Passing By