November 29, 2016

Chris Daly’s favorite robot is C-3PO.
It’s been a rough few weeks, and things don’t look like they’re going to let up anytime soon. The less said about the President-Suspect, the better, as far as I’m concerned. You were able to get through Thanksgiving by the grace of God and Jack Daniels, but you may never speak to your brother’s wife again. The Winter-Holiday-of-Your-Choice Shopping is going to deplete the meager savings you had squirreled away, the days are getting shorter, and it’s not even officially winter yet. There’s one word for your nerves right now, and that word is “jangled.”

Fortunately,the Berlin-born, LA-based producer/composer Robot Koch recently teamed up with the also-LA-based violinist/composer Savannah Lo Jack to create the appropriately soothing Time Travel Tape, a companion piece to their recently released Particle Fields, a lush fusion masterwork found at the intersection of beats and classical music. Working like a warm bath on your weary soul, TTT “fuses classical, neoclassical, and electronic music from the past, present, and future (it includes a handful of exclusive remixes that are not out yet).” With its mixture of swelling strings, intricate beats and the occasional vocal accompaniment, TTT will likely do more for your mood than anything else non-chemical you put into your body this holiday season. And if it doesn’t, at the low, low price of free, you can demand your money back when it’s all said and done.