New Age Sounds :: Jeff Berry’s SunPath

Los Angeles-based label Leaving Records been been responsible for releasing some of 2016's most blissful sound explorations, like Matthewdavid's Trust the Guide and Glide and Carlos Niî±o & Friends' Flutes, Echoes, It's All Happening (the latter pairing the Spaceways Radio deejay with saxophonist Kamasi Washington, legendary beatmaker Madlib, cosmic channel Iasos, and the Aztec-evoking avant-garde composer Luis Pérez Ixoneztli).

For its latest New Age entry, Leaving is going back to the early 1980s, with Dream Music by SunPath, the recording name of one Jeff Berry. Collecting material from 1980's Yasimin and the Snowflake Dragon and 1984's SunPath 2, the sounds here are deeply melodic and zone deeply inward, featuring Berry on Prophet synthesizer, incorporating natural sounds -- streams recorded in the open and in caves, storms -- and augmented by the inclusion of homemade flutes, drums, and stringed instruments.

The tape is out now. We spoke with Berry about his sound and approaching the "magic of the multiverse."

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