Hypnotic, subtle, evocative and deeply meditative soundscape music is what “Landscape of a Dream” is all about. Stuart Kelley White, aka Diatonic, composed the music between 1984 and 1986 (a period in which the composer found himself involved in his own spiritual exploration), but remastered them for a cd-release in 2003.
All four tracks feature floating textural soundscapes with a slight new age touch. “Magicians Cross” and “Ocean of Mercy” are nice but suffer quite a bit from a weary sound quality and insufficient production and mastering. Fortunately, things improve on the remaining two pieces, of which “Persistence of Time” lines up quite a bit next to Steve Roach’s “Structures from Silence”.
The highlight though is the final “The River Flowing” where the deepening beauty and stillness gently flows forward on warm textural waves. This 8-minute track alone, a bit reminiscent of Rudy Adrian’s smooth ambient work, is perfect stuff to make your mind set free, relax, dream.
The cd edition of “Landscape of a Dream” is long out of print, but the album’s music is still available from the composer’s website.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Diatonis artist page
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