A decent ambient effort, Tom Middleton dubs his latest effort “Lifetracks” a “soundtrack for living.” But his attempt to create an organic and balanced rhythm throughout the disc flounders a bit as the tracks meander between refined and bland. Some songs – “St. Ives Boy” and “Serendipity” – hold a subtle and unearthly beauty’ others – “Beginning of the Middle,” “Astral Projection” and “Shinkansen” – are chilled almost to the point of dull. Opening track “Serendipity” provides a ‘90s fix – a strong example of good, old-fashioned electronic music like the kind mom used to make. “Moonbathing” is perfect for ending a party and getting people out of the house.