Composer, producer, and sound designer Ben Lukas Boysen makes stunning ambient music, plain and simple. The German musical savant has been creating gorgeous arrangements for over a decade since moving to Berlin and setting up his project studio, HECQ Audio, for custom sound design and composition, creating scores for commercials and feature films and working on personal projects. He is set to grace us with his upcoming album Spells this summer, and it’s sure to be a beautiful, tender offering. The first excursion is “Golden Times 1,” a slowly unfurling gift reminiscent of enjoying the pretty simplicity of watching a flower bloom in slow motion. Grand piano chords, winding, elongated violin strokes, mellow, bubbling synths, and atmospheric sweeps meld seamlessly and oscillate with a subtle, pulsing energy. With this as the soundtrack, anything would seem epic and immense. Check it out.