Though “Journey To Paradise” by Hazy Dreams reminds me of a 70’s psychedelic, progressive-rock orientated instrumental, the music is very relaxing and has a calming effect on the soul, through which you can just float away. Almost removing yourself from the busy day you’ve had. The song takes you anywhere your imagination wants to go…along the “Journey To Paradise.”
The song is not too complicated, but as with all instrumentals it takes time to remember the music, but I guarantee if you’re an old-school, instrumental-rock fan, eventually the shifts will click and become exciting for you. Strangely enough, almost as if built into the arrangement, there is also a new-age sound trying to breakthrough. Which I think is perpetrated by the percussion and keyboards. If you could imagine a blend of classic Camel and modern-day Yanni, you would come close to imagining this track.
“Journey To Paradise” has a great, slow grooving bass line as the backbone of the entire track, while the rolling percussion washes over the sweetly dancing notes of the classic guitar and keyboard. Intensely exquisite, this could easily be a soundtrack to a movie clip. I imagine endless sand dunes, gusts of whistling wind and a mirage of an oasis off in the distance. But no matter how you see the images in your head, this is one of Hazy Dreams’ best songs because it takes one musical idea, a very good one, and runs with it before settling to a logical and somewhat beautiful conclusion.
My first impression on listening to “Journey To Paradise” held it in very high regard, considering how different this music is to current mainstream stuff. It certainly takes courage to move off the beaten track, into an area rarely explored these days. Overall the musicianship is sincere and inspired. Hazy Dreams used a craftsman’s approach in arranging this music to sound exactly like he wanted it too, without all the current clichéd electronic bells and whistles.