Kaoru Inoue’s Chari Chari project returns with a new age-tinted album that fuses a multi-instrumental palette with delicate ambient electronics for a truly immersive sonic experience. ‘Of Mystic Dreams’ plots a course through dreamy distant lands with a steady rhythmic undercurrent, while ‘Esfera De Agua’ lingers in a playful and inquisitive hinterland of organic percussion and expressive synth voices. ‘In Exotic Haze’ nods to African high life in its sprightly guitar lines, and ‘Suburban Archaeology’ eschews beats altogether in favour of lingering chimes and trickling water FX. Throughout the album, a global outlook informs the sonic character of the record, while a meditative mood pulls together Inoue’s diverse influences with arftul poise.