vinyl with free download. as nightlands, philadelphia multi-instrumentalist david hartley makes enormous, warm and thunderous music. hartley has been a prolific member of many philadelphia groups, most notably the war on drugs. the music he creates in his bedroom is itself a bed of delicate, chiming strings and bubbling synths beneath a blanket of choral arrangements. it's dreamy in the literal sense - the seeds for the album were sown when hartley began archiving musical ideas that occurred in his sleep with a simple bedside tape recorder. as a result 'forget the mantra' is, in essence, a field recording of hartley's dreams. on secretly canadian.