Boomkat Product Review:
James Daniel Emmanuel returns with his first new material since the mid '80s! Thanks to efforts by Lieven Martens ov Dolphins Into The Future, and assorted other lowlands trippers, JD's Electronic Minimal meditations have percolated back into the deeper listening mind in recent years via reissues of his sublime 'Wizards' and 'Trance Formations' LPs, and most recently on his first tour of Europe, back in 2011. Developing a close friendship with Lieven and those artists so strongly influenced by his blissed output has resulted the great man re-engaging with his machines as the Time Traveller to "...put the listener into a state where time seems to disappear...to create an altered state for expanding consciousness". And to all but the most trained, picky ears, there's such a subtle difference between this new record and his vintage releases that we can barely tell the difference. There are ten tracks/songs to the stars/mediation aids inside; a polyrhythmic and polychromatic swirl of wandering scales and comforting mantrums intended to perfuse your personal space with oneiric, elevating effect.