Sundrips is Ryan Connolly and Nick Maturo. "Meditation . . . is probably the best way to describe Sundrips' aesthetic as a whole: their music deals with abstraction, emphasizing a certain approach within a broader sphere and simply lingering there. The harmony on display is familiar to any Western ear — consonant, moving in circles — but when taken out of the block formulas of song-based musics, which these chords have been shoved into for a long, long time, the same harmonic range takes on an entirely different feel. Musicians from Erik Satie to Cluster to Brian Eno realized this power of abstraction when they pioneered ambient music, and it's precisely this methodology — in which value is placed on the approach, not the "song" — that paves the way for such prolificacy" (Tiny Mixtapes review). Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.