Dean Evenson – Ocean Dreams

Dean Evenson - Ocean Dreams

Fuck this hippie New Age bullshit.1

This is nothing more than your stereotypical yuppie meditation crap with waves crashing, seagulls chirping, and some mindless flute aping a Native American style so upper-middle class white people can feel “connected” with their spirit chakras2 or whatever-the-fuck from some belief system they read about on a blog with a title in Papyrus font and sepia-toned background photos and therefore have decided it’s way more connected to reality because they’ve fetishized non-European cultures as mystical shaman people.

Oh, and screw your harps, too.

1. Will You Hear Me – (13:25) – ★★☆☆☆
2. Lighten Up – (4:30) – ★☆☆☆☆
3. Far Away Within – (9:44) – ★☆☆☆☆
4. Native Tongue – (2:40) – ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Deeper Sanctuary – (10:46) – ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Floating on Earth – (4:43) – ★☆☆☆☆
7. Seasonging – (4:50) – ★★☆☆☆
8. Lightly Salted – (4:52) – ★☆☆☆☆
9. Smooth Driftin3 – (4:26) – ★★☆☆☆

Overall: ★☆☆☆☆

1I didn’t even mean to buy this. I bought the CD at a thrift shop for $1.00 (spoiler alert: not worth the buck) because it was in a case for a recording of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons by the London Philharmonic. Stupid me forgot the number one rule of buying media at thrift shops: check the goddamn case before purchasing.
2Spellcheck wants me to correct this to “charades.” How quaint.
3Dean forgot the “g” so he can show he’s down with the urban classes.

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