‘A Quiet Day’ is a very chilled new age album from Ashok Prema, his first release in over a decade. It is sure to find favour with Ash’s electronic music fans and will undoubtably appeal to new listeners. It all has a very relaxed vibe, even on the more rhythmic pieces. The quirky titles are perfectly reflected in the gently amusing cover art that cleverly encompasses the overall upbeat mood of the album.
The tracks are varied, with atmospheric styled excursions like ’Bluebells in the Mist’, with its haunting piano refrain, and ‘The Runner’, with its subtle sequences. The upbeat ‘Arlo’s Retreat’ and ‘Walking Cool in Mumbai’ are both a delight, with a joyful, almost whimsical feel. Echoes of Tangerine Dream styled sequences can be found on ‘Abyss’ and ‘Frogs in the Grass’, while this enjoyable music journey is rounded off with the epic ‘Appleseed’, a powerful, sequenced driven track helped along by the input by Rob Jenkins on guitar and effects. All in all, ‘A Quiet Day’ is a welcome return to form by Ash Prema. It’s clearly a very personal album full of joy, happiness and a little amusement. It made me smile and any music that can do that has got to be worth a listen…so highly recommended.
Artist:- Ashok Prema
Total running time:- 62:00