On their first collaborative release, A Dimension Reflected, Jourdan Laik and Phillip Wilkerson present eight thought-bending, deep drifting tracks of pure ambient spaces, where electronic yet organic, expansive washes of sound, drifting chords and swirling synthesizer textures communicate the resonant beauty of time and timelessness.|
- Dust Of Sorts
- Future Forming
- In The Care Of Knowing
- Present Bending
- Static Flow
- As You Pass This Way
- Time Being
Laik and Wilkerson work together under the moniker Time Being, sharing a deep fascination about time and how we humans perceive it.
"Our goal is to create tranquil and reflective ambient music suitable for relaxing, dreaming, thinking deeply and being in the present moment of time," they explain. "The suspension of time in living in the moment, and the perception of eternity in every minute."
This concept of the time-suspending power of music is a discipline also explored by artists like Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, and Klaus Schulze. The music of Laik and Wilkerson taps into that same eternal flow. Combining electronic instruments with deep, rich effects processing, Laik and Wilkerson create subtle but purposeful compositions of soundscapes - or timescapes - that guide the listener’s attention to full awareness of the eternal present moment, while simultaneously suspending the subjective passage of time.
Beatless—timeless—floating and quiet, A Dimension Reflected is music for mindfulness, for being present; it is Presence Music.
2011. Press Information
Time Being is a co-work project of US based Phillip Wilkerson, who is known for his extended discography, mostly featuring download only releases on various netlabels, and his country-mate Jourdan Laik, who has released few albums as Paradisaic and Daevine (this one as collaborative project with Michael Allison of Darshan Ambient). I think Jourdan is rather known for his work as a crafted photographer and graphic designer, but now it's time to change this.
Time Being, centered around tranquil and peaceful ambient voyages, begins with "Everending", a nicely floating piece that sets the atmosphere for the whole album. Desert ambience at its best!!! Immense and dreamy "Dust Of Sorts" is another pure beauty! Deeper and darker droning parts on "Future Forming" are here and there smoothly balanced with some lighter sounds, definitely one of my fave pieces on this album! "In The Care Of Knowing" is just the opposite with its lively texture, enriched by location recordings (cicadas for example), warm and relaxing. Follows "Present Bending" with few dramatic elements and slowly circulating tension. The next one, "Static Flow", exactly corresponds with its title, deeply evocative and immersive, later colored with bells, noises an. A very relaxing listening that overlaps also into the closing title composition, "Time Being", this is a stunning celestial journey! "A Dimension Reflected" is a very potential and promising collaboration between experienced sculptor and young talent.
Keep on going, Phillip and Jourdan!!! I can't recommend enough this CD to all those who are devoted to heavenly ambient realms!!!
Richard Gürtler / Bratislava, Slovakia
Ambient composers Jourdan Laik and Philip Wilkerson have joined forces using the musical moniker Time Being. With "A Dimension Reflected" they deliver their first tour-de-force release of ethereal and expansive drift music, an attempt to capture the essence and beauty of the present moment in time.
The album is filled with eight flowing and interconnected tracks of elevating and beatless textural soundscapes. All are drenched in tranquillity and heart-felt emotion, smoothly curling and shapeshifting as they drift along and fade away in various colours and multi-dimensional forms.
This concept album, in appreciation of the expression of the human perception of time, opens up gateways into profound ambient spaces and seas of bliss, which spacemusic fans will love.
2011. Bert Strolenberg / Sonic Immersion