Kip LaVie returns with this mesmerizing meditation on the flow state. “Almost Awake at Midnight” captures the feeling of being just barely conscious to the world, when your actions and thoughts move with ease over each other. The mood is mysterious, and both energizing and calming at once. The rough edges of synth bass and percussion are smoothed by the simple melody and warm piano tones. It’s a perfect track for those moments of flow.

Portland-based producer Kip LaVie creates dense, delicate songs that blend elements of classical music, post-bop jazz and modern electronica.