- New Age
If you’ve ever had a near-death experience, chances are you’ve been fortunate enough to hear music that sounds identical to the blissed-out tones of IASOS. In 1989, the psychology department at Plymouth State College discovered that Iasos’ music bore a remarkable resemblance to the sounds heard by people as they dipped a toe into that dimension between life and death. A true outsider and in many ways a visionary artist, Iasos is up there with the likes of Vangelis, Brian Eno, and his old pal Steven Halpern as one of the electronic pioneers of what became known as New Age music. Using custom built analog and early digital synthesizers along with flutes, pianos, and environmental recordings, Iasos creates expansive, celestial, uplifting electronic music that floats, shimmers, and transcends the earthly to induce higher states of consciousness.