It begins with a voice, almost a hush but not quite and it echoes from the walls of my very head in a pulsing wash that seems to be perfect. As I am wooed and settled by this tidal vocal hypnosis, the music takes a turn downward into introspective keyboards and chimes. It is peaceful, like a lake of light, my being floats on the crest of a self creating soundwave.
Once we have been truly swept out into a cosmic abyss of imagined colour and audio internal-visuals we find ourselves surrounded by a subtle tribal beat. Wooden drumming sounds begin to pulse like the tapping of dripping water into a old oak barrel, and we begin to experience a shift in tone as the music picks up a more digital feel, clicks and beeps can be found hiding in the ambient natural sounds of swirls and of the ocean.
Some fragments of melody along with a swerve of mood bring about a new phase of movement. The rhythm picks up to a canter and some funky effects recreate the atmosphere of a distant sci-fi fantasy world. Bells and fuzzes combined with the abstract musings of a vocoder slowly bring us into an emotional string and electro section. The bubbling reality of the soundscape falls once more into the lap of a voice, a firm male, familiar somehow, speaks of truth before another spiritful melody joins in, making way for the new.
A short breakdown rolls in with a bassy flow that swells to include some higher pitches, playing in tranquil echoes of the rhythm. A distorted horn or trumpet rings in the next chapter of experience, which includes some choral voices, eastern sounding and surrounded my a mist of sensual visitation of symphony. A funky drum beat continues through, giving what would otherwise be a void of immense internal lostness, an anchor for grounding, a reminder that this is indeed a human encounter.
The album continues to flow from highs and lows, forming voids and creating peaks in places where music never usually treads. Silence is visited but with a soundtrack, the inner spectacle of the visual mind is revealed through sound with flush and frolic, sway and swoop.
I'd recommend visiting the soundcloud link, as I did, and if you're like me, eventually get the CD.