ProJect’s latest album, the brainchild of electronic artist Matt Rosen and drummer Mike St-Jean, is the type of music one would expect to hear while on hold. While the album only contains five tracks, each one comes off as otherworldly and sleep inducing. For instance, their fourth track By Southwest has a very chilled-out and cloudlike feel to it, whereas their fifth track, Altitude in Motion, provokes underwater imagery. This album could be the poster child for ambient study music. Or it could simply be the background music for sleep medication commercials. Each track flows together seamlessly and softly so that the album has a very consistent generic feel to it. However, it does have a lot of character and is enjoyable as well as relaxing. Well worth a listen when not operating heavy machinery.
Published in Volume 65, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 7, 2010)