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Chronotope Project — Lotus Rising
(Spotted Peccary SPM-2006, 2018, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 2019-02-12

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Chronotope Project represents the solo work of one Jeffrey Ericson Allen, a 30-year veteran of the practice of Zen, with the eight tracks on Lotus Rising representing an aspirant's journey of self-actualization along the way, every sound and texture herein represents some aspect of that awakening. This is Chronotope Project’s fourth album in four years for the Spotted Peccary label, with five full length releases prior to that going back to 2012. The beautiful and mysterious ambient sounds one hears are made using a battery of synthesizers and sequencers controlled by the Haken Continuum Fingerboard, supplemented with cello, Irish whistle, 24 string Harpejji, hand percussion, vocals, and field recordings. The compositions shift and glide between ideas, combining textural aspects along with strong melodic elements soaring over the proceedings, and sparkling acoustic elements just under the surface making for a shimmering and exotic musical experience one can immerse within. The voices (or samples thereof) are treated and effected to the point where they become another instrument in the mix, while the hand percussion is used sparingly, which makes its presence all that more effective when it is present. The proceedings are paced effectively, like a sequence of powerful and revelatory dreams that carry the listener forward, the ambient melodies lifting the spirit like a guiding light in a seamless exploration of spiritual consciousness. Like Dawn Treader and Ovum before it, Lotus Rising is an essential immersive musical experience that caresses the mind, soul and spirit.


Filed under: New releases, 2018 releases

Related artist(s): Chronotope Project (Jeffrey Ericson Allen)

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http://ambientelectronic.bandcamp.com/album/lotus-rising

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