CD Review by Greg Barnett
Atmospheric, haunting, pristine vocalisations and instrumentation recorded to perfection, this is a beautiful production with an informative booklet.
Part research project and part writing/performance odyssey, the album is four movements/sections each comprising 4 or 5 tracks.
Deeply musical but largely limited to the conjectured pentatonic scales and the likely instruments as pictured in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
It is devoid of regular modern rhythms.
You therefore need to be willing to let yourself go and sink into the almost alien acoustic soundscapes.
This disc is part of the ‘Celestial Harmonies’ series by different artists for the Australian Museum.
18 tracks and 62.24 playing time. Jewel case. 24-pp booklet. Back cover with songs and credits.