Ataraxia is a Greek philosophy term used to describe a lucid state of robust equanimity that was characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry; it’s also the title of the new album by ambient musician Josh Richardson.
The last few years has seen the release of a number of smooth joints from Owen Sound musican Richardson, and with the four track ‘Ataraxia’ he continues on his way to becoming Canada’s answer to Brian Eno…and that’s a very good thing.
Visit www.richardsonjosh.bandcamp.com to stream, download it for free, or pay if you like.
Josh Richardson – electric guitar, piano (on track one), cover photography
The album art is a photograph taken by the artist of a sunset viewed from Scotch Mountain, Ontario, during the Electric Eclectics Festival in August of 2017.
The album was released via MudtownRecords.
“I had tears in my eyes for most of the day on set. What the actors each brought to this video was so personal and powerful. I was honored that they opened their hearts to this song in the way that they did. Kaelen did an amazing job being on all sides of the camera and remaining so focused and present through the project.”