This tribal album is referred to as “eight parts in a continuous flow”, “grounded in a reverence for the slowing of time which allows the natural reflective process to emerge”.
Well, it’s 70+ minutes of quiet, almost meditative environment in which delicately molded soundscapes shapeshift while acoustic frame drums, flute and Mark’s overtone singing slowly unfold their beauty.
It’s a different story to me compared to the hardly sensational “Holding the Space” (Fever Dreams II) which was released at almost the same moment. This recording creates atmosphere from the moment you put it on.
“Mantram” is a strong inward dream journey for the mind. Well done, gentlemen!