Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig – Tree of Life

Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig - Tree of Life

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Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig – Tree of Life
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2014

All who love in-depth ambient journeys through sound with a profound sense of world music will probably know some individual works of Loren Nerell and Mark Seelig. These two accomplished composers decided to start collaborating after a fruitful and most satisfying meeting at Steve Roach’s 2010 SoundQuest Fest.

As the notes on the cd-cover state, their efforts have led to a musical exploration merging the ambient soundworlds of Southeast Asia and South America with the spiritual influences of Bali and India.
The true exotic nature of the inspired “Tree of Life” creates a hypnotizing, gentle morphing innerworld of longform dronescapes of organic origin, with sounds of (bansuri?) flute, overtone singing, various world percussion, assorted gamelan instruments and various other exotic sonic ingredients. The music of Al Gromer Kahn, Mathias Grassow comes to mind.
The continuous tribal/ethnological/shamanic outcome on “Tree of Life” creates a mesmerizing range of minimal spheres which pay tribute to and symbolize the interconnection of all life to our planet.

Personally, I feel quite mesmerized by the mysterious (under)currents flowing and shimmering through the six hypnotizing, highly spacious tracks of world music, which execute the principle of “less is more” brilliantly. Headphone listening is recommended.

You can see what reviews I have done of these artists on the Loren NerellMark Seelig artist pages


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