Burnside Album Details
Roach, Steve & Metcalf & Seelig, Mantram
"Mantram is grounded in a reverence for the slowing of time which allows the natural reflective process to emerge. Heartbeat-like acoustic frame drum, overtone voice, Bansuri flute, didgeridoo, and Tamboura drones mix with a majestic tapestry of organic electronic textures, offering the sonic equivalent of gazing into timeless Mandala images found in classic sacred art. HYPNAGOGUE: “Steve Roach lays down the soundworld skeleton; Byron Metcalf pumps life into it with shamanic drumming; and Mark Seelig makes it breathe and dance with a beautiful selection of flutes. The standout track here is “Seven,” where Metcalf’s frame drum takes command of both the music and the listener. Give in to it. This album melds beautifully into continuous play and brings a palpable serenity to the environment. This is bound to become a favorite” "