Review - Sonic Immersion

As one can imagine with such a title, this is an album of overall quiet and calming soundscape musings.

It's also the first in an ongoing series of subliminal drift pieces by Australian ambient musician Michael Meara.

"Contemplation 1: Void in Form" contains one 51-minute piece of gradually evolving long form ambient that includes a significant portion of processed lap-steel guitar.

This soothing and overall introspective atmosphere of nicely layered freeform textures is best appreciated at low-volume playback.The second half of the release is the strongest, revealing a nice interaction of carefully layered pads with ethereal guitar licks and lower frequencies.