Salt water is the ambient recreation of the seaside and it is mesmerizing and calm to a hypnotizing level.
Even though the summer is almost over, the new release of Ackermann & Erlenbrunn simply called "Salt Water" will keep the relaxing tone of the sea in your speakers for quite a while. Soft keys and pads spiced with samples of waves washing golden shores creates a homogenous and pleasant sound. The soft waves sound just like another "instrument" in the repertoire of the track.
Sands is smoothly progressive till a point, where it changes suddenly. The kick drums on "Sands" feel a bit too heavy after 2:10. The transition from levitation to dance grade beat is too sharp. That wouldn't be a problem if the song weren't as smooth as it is along the way. That shift is just too energetic compared to the rest of the release. But that's really just looking through the microscope with maxed out zoom to find something that should be a bit better. Aside from that, this release is a perfect fit for a digital chillout collection. There must be a new breed of music junkies who are just as passionate about collecting digital tracks as they get while collecting physical media.
You can play the EP indefinitely as a background theme for whatever you do. Playing the tunes with the sole purpose of listening to them will most likely make the listener fall asleep. The price quality and quantity ratio is excellent.