There are records that are just fit for a momentary personal disposition, finding their perfect function in a context of colours, spaces and casual states of mind. “Somnia” belongs right there: it brings peaceful moments and exquisite sounds for its whole length, thanks to Davis’ masterful reduction of useless features. Various instruments, conveniently filtered and extended in the range and duration of their unique voice, give birth to a series of tonic frequencies hovering all over the house, forming a structure of perfect membranes for restraining any kind of wrong thought or anxious expectancy. It is simply beautiful, effective music, distant from any pretentious straining and – at low volume – certainly acting as a wonderful “anti-ambient” illusion of a better present.


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