Craig Kupka – Clouds
First of all, I’d just like to say that I celebrate this dude’s entire catalog. But, this may very well be my favorite. I believe I once described this to a friend as Brian Eno meets spiritual jazz. Released on Folkways in 1981 or so, this along with it’s sister album “Crystals” was intended as a soundtrack to relaxation. Seriously though, what a tripped out time it must have been when an excellent space jazz record like this was played in a nursing home near you. And I’m sure whatever radio station it was whose call letters are emblazon across the front of my copy are responsible for a good number of head on collisions caused by hypnotized commuters.