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Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga

Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga is an album by American musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, formally released 11 January 2019 through the label Touchtheplants,[1] but was available on vinyl from late December 2018.[2] It is her first album since The Kid (2017).

Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 11, 2019 (2019-01-11)
ProducerKaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith chronology
The Kid
Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga

Background and recordingEdit

Smith recorded the album in 2013 using a Buchla Music Easel synthesizer after her mother, a yoga teacher, wanted music she could play during her classes.[1] It includes field recordings of "wind chimes, forest sounds, birds chirping, [and] steam valves".[3] The album will be the first release on Smith's new label, Touchtheplants.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Fact said the album provides an "insight into an early phase of the composer[']s music".[4]

Track listingEdit

Adapted from Bandcamp.[5]

1."Tides IX" 
2."Tides VIII" 
3."Tides VII" 
4."Tides VI" 
5."Tides V" 
6."Tides IV"6:44
7."Tides III"3:24
8."Tides II" 
9."Tides I" 


  1. ^ a b Middleton, Ryan (November 27, 2018). "Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Releasing 'Tides: Music For Yoga and Meditation' On New Label". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Alston, Trey (November 14, 2018). "Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Announces New Yoga and Meditation Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Pearl, Max (November 28, 2018). "RA News: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith to release Tides, an album of music for meditation and yoga". Resident Advisor. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Bruce-Jones, Henry (27 November 2018). "Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith makes meditation music for her mother on Tides". Fact. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga | Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith". Retrieved 16 December 2018 – via Bandcamp.