Mike Tamburo – PresencePosted: November 11, 2013
The Utah based Inner Islands label is one of the best players in the field of delivering beatific, inner-gazing meditational music to nourish the body and mind of the listener. And with the double Presence cassette by the super-talented Mike Tamburo they might just be reaching a new level of a soul cleansing bliss. Continuing the path of Laraaji (think Ambient 3: Day of Radiance), Presence sees Tamburo utilizing the heavenly zither sounds (with some amazing effects and loops) into four ever-expanding, lengthy compositions that were recorded live during the meditation sessions at Pittsburgh’s Crown of Eternity (damn, the name itself makes me want to attend some yoga classes!) that bathe the listener in beautiful, seemingly endless ambience. One of the cassettes that took me completely by surprise and left me mesmerized for days. Highly recommended!