Boomkat Product Review:
JV Lightbody (Deadboy) realigns your chakras on his mesmerising 2nd album of new age ambient taking strong influence from esoteric Tantra and Indian raga drones
Marking up the 6th addition to New Atlantis - the cult label/London ambient social he runs with India Jordan and pals - JV Lightbody here picks up his bass guitar to pursue the meditative appeal of his ‘Inner Work’  tape further into minimalist, smokily spacious designs intended to envelop their recipient.
Like the label’s previous releases, there’s a sincerity to JV Lightbody’s music that sets it apart from flimflam dilettantes and firmly reinforces its effect. It’s subtle but powerfully affective stuff, oscillating on the first side between pulsing modular synth raga and slow-breathing, richly atmospheric Tantra parts to bring our eyelids to half mast, before picking up his bass guitar on the B-side for the snake-charming ‘Bass-Raga’, and meting out into another tantra, with the Dylan Carlson-esque ‘Guitar-Raga’ to close.
Think incense, temples and Himalayan foothills. Don’t sleep - it’s a peach!