Music Reviews

Title: A.L.B.E.
Format: CD
Label: Silentes
Rated: *****
Active since the mid nineties, Michael Mantra creates music where the listeners is playing an active part in the process and not only because he's the fruiter of the sounds produced, but also because the sub frequencies Michael uses should stimulate the human brain helping to reach a state of deep relaxation. A.L.B.E. is the acronym of "Ambient liquid bass experience": musically we have different layers of fluctuating melodic bass lines that like sea waves create a cyclic effect that sometimes are joined by few rimshot / clap sounds. Everything is reduced to the essential and the structure is the result of Mantra's interest in Taoist principles applied to modern technology and musical expression. An album to test more than simply enjoy...