Simon Lomax aka Maitreya has already impressed me with his former albums “From the Mothership” and “Telluric Waves”, and it was also great to meet him and art designer Kama Glover in person at E-Live 2004.
The cd begins with the same opening track as in his performance at E-Live, a beautiful shifting piece with the violin. Now that I think about it, it reminds me of Bernard Xolotl’s beautiful album “Procession”.
At times it’s hypnotizing and elevating, but also stays earthbound. Experiencing this repetitive ambient music with some occasional pulse sounds, glitch, and effects is difficult to put into words.
It’s like a massage for the mind and it is very relaxing and holistic, as well. It especially works great when using headphones. Both production & mastering of the album are stunning.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Maitreya artist page