- TROPICAL SLEEP – [12:19]
- TRIBAL TRIP – [11:09]
- SACRED RITE – [10:26]
- LANDCSAPE FROM OUTERSPACE – [18:45]
- PERLE – [3:57]
- FLOWERS OF HEAVEN – [11:05]
- LOVE DREAM – [7:00]
Mystic music with a great sense of feeling. Music that will instandly appeal to those who love the works of Edgar Froese. It has a sense of timelessness. A masterpiece of Electronic Music.
Bert Strolenberg/SonicImmersion.org –
With Floating, French multi-instrumentalist Jol Bernard brings his audience a work of non Berlin School art that isnt like any of his previous releases. This time around hes come up with pure spaced-out result (something he had delved into briefly on the 2009-album Beyond the Galaxies) fitting in the league of fine electro-ambient explored by Steve Roach, Jonn Serrie, Michael Stearns and alike. Luminous, smooth drifting dreamscapes make up the 12-minute opener Tropical Sleep, followed by celestial winds, subtle sequences and calm textures creating a portal into the harmonic, cosmic outdoors on Tribal Trip. The lush Sacred Riteo with its static bass line sounds a tad flat and too New Age to my ears, but fortunately Awenson heads in the right direction again on the almost 19-minute Landscape from Outerspace, a gentle morphing, weightless and more profound soundscape dressed with subtle guitar strings. After the brief interlude P erle, cosmic doors open even more beautiful and mesmerizing on Flowers in Heaven and Love Dream. All in all, Floating is a well-accomplished, soft sparkling and overall calm voyage into cosmic ambiences.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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