And speaking of music that puts me in a zen-like state, the new Magna Carta Cartel EP “The Demon King”(Youtube link to the full audio) has finally been released here in the States, a year after it was recorded. Amazon purchase link to the EP.
I love it, however not quite as much as their previous full-length album, “Goodmorning Restrained” (Youtube link - full audio), which was originally released in digital form only back in 2009. This album has also finally recently received a proper CD release (Amazon purchase link).
I personally am more partial to the 2009 “Goodmorning Restrained” album, since to me it is somewhat more reminiscent of early Pink Floyd atmospheric music than the new “TheDemon King” album is, although I enjoy both releases in their own way, as both are very relaxing to me. “The Demon King” is a bit more obvious in its recording, while “Goodmorning Restrained” is more subtle and quiet in its approach to recording, which appeals to me a bit more when relaxation is my goal.
Bonus: They also did a fantastic and unusual cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”.