Bålsam ‘Inside The Aboriginal Womb Of Our Mother Tree’
It’s the end of my first week of full time work, and two things have become clear: 1) I survived, and 2) I’m fucking tired. Going at full steam all week, whilst productive, has hit me hard today, and the coffee just isn’t cutting it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I’m just glad that it’s Friday and the long weekend is stretching out ahead of me like a seal on a sunny rock. Which is what I intend to embody this weekend, by the way (in between drinks tonight and a family party on Sunday at least). It’s been a funny week in general, with Monday bringing fresh stress and panic, settling in midweek until the calm of the impending weekend washed over me this afternoon. So, no better track to listen to than the transcendental new album ‘Dream Landscapes‘ from Bålsam, who has created an ephemeral, nature-inspired soundtrack to wellbeing. Especially good is ‘Inside The Aboriginal Womb Of Our Mother Tree‘, in which burnishing synths swell amongst the sounds of the forest; bird song, rippling water, and the creaking of ancient trees augment the noise of digital whirring. Cleansing, calm, and kind to the soul, this the perfect soundtrack to a relaxing weekend. Enjoy.