In this chaotic world of wars and disasters, sometimes we need a little soothing. Invisible Cities Journeys, a compilation featuring an array of refreshing tracks by local indie musicians, is sure to lift your spirits. The line-up includes upcoming singer-songwriters Garlum, aniDa, and acoustic bands inLove and The Marshmallow Kisses. All are united by similar musical tastes and styles. Their down-tempo songs, mostly sung in Mandarin, show the influence of Taiwanese pop folk music. A favourite is After Leslie by Garlum and producer Adrian Chan. The laid-back vocals melt into this bossa nova track which pays tribute to late superstar Leslie Cheung. Another highlight is the acoustic Farewell to Summer, sung by Lu from inLove, Garlum and aniDa, which deals with the bitter-sweet feeling of growing up. Without flamboyant gimmicks and hi-tech sound effects, the album promises to charm music lovers in need of something beyond cheesy Canto-pop.