Here is an "Emergence" Review From The Amazon Release Page.
Challenging and cerebral but enjoyable ambient music
June 20, 2013
Review By R. Lee
"I've been listening to Emergence for about a week. This is a follow up to the same duo's earlier release, Epoch, on the same label. The five tracks here are atmospheric tone poems in the ambient genre. However, what is of interest here is in part what is absent. No empty New-Ageisms, keyboard presets, or magic crystals. Also absent are overly obvious references to biological sounds."
"Instruments, synthesizers, and percussion are mixed together with considerable expertise. With the exception of the percussion sounds, most instruments are difficult to recognize. Most of the sounds contain rich, natural sounding overtones like the sound of wind in a tunnel or the tonic drone of moving bodies of water."
"I would say that this CD is great for listening to in an interesting space or context. I think it would be a great treat to have a CD like this playing in a cafe or restaurant. It rewards repeated listening, and though is ambient in nature, the tracks have a discursive but compelling structure of slowly changing tone clusters and textures. There is a consistent language to the compositional methods; jarring transitions are avoided, dissonance is tolerated but remains atmospheric, individual sounds are presented carefully and reward close listening."
"My associations with this music included Vangelis's classic tone poem "The Creation of the World" and some pieces of Edgar Varese. The use of the long form of the CD makes one think of Thursday Afternoon by Eno."
"The theme of ancient times is pursued in a nicely philosophical fashion. The feelings evoked are not biological sludge, but at least to me, the projection of the mind into spaces and times before humans existed. And while the progression of the two CDs through time is ostensibly about the natural world, there is also a psychological progression occuring, as evidenced by the subtle changes in compositional method."
". . .makes up some heavenly ambient music. But unlike the good ol' drone music, which is usually a straight line, the electronics follow the patterns created by the acoustic playing, so it bounces back and forth, slow, minimal yet majestically. . . Good, solid, dark atmospheric music with a gentle touch of acoustics."- Vital Weekly, June 2013
This is an edit of the first track from Morris/Mystified's 2013 Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike release, "Emergence". The focus of the music is the appearance of mammals in the ancient world. Hear more samples and order the album here: Emergence Release Page
Shane Morris & Mystified are back with Emergence, the stunning second installment to their primordial three-part “Inspired Evolution” soundscape project. This natural sequel to Epoch, their lush first release, continues the artist’s bold effort to create a sonic environment that evokes prehistoric places and atmospheres, this time focused on the age when mammals arose and began to flourish on planet Earth. Mystified’s Thomas Park explains, “Emergence takes Epoch further. Now more direct predecessors to Man are emerging on the planet; early mammals surviving in diverse primal ecosystems. Each track has a title and theme that corresponds to a different ancient location or environment.”
The sound of Emergence is vital yet primal; ambient atmospheric yet powerfully evocative. Broad, sweeping acoustic and electronic tones are punctuated with treated percussive sounds such as wooden sticks, shakers and gongs. There are shadows of its predecessor, Epoch, with trombone notes and drones, which are supported by a variety of acoustic winds and other organic instrument drones. However, Emergence reflects the evolutionary turn from giant reptiles to mammals by adding some new sounds to the mix. Shane Morris elaborates, “Epoch used all acoustic sounds to create its ancient soundscape, but for this next chapter we relied a little more heavily on electronics, including digital synthesizers to reflect the shifting evolution.”
With Emergence, Shane Morris & Mystified once again create tremendously immersive soundworlds that are shrouded in mystery and filled with life. Each track an opening into the distant past, Emergence presents a vigorous and powerful sonic portrayal of prehistoric Earth.
This is a track from the Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike cd due called "Emergence". "Emergence" was created by Shane Morris and mystified. The theme is the appearance of mammals in the prehistoric world. The video was crafted by multi-talented interdisciplinary artist Jack Hertz. You may pre-order "Emergence" now here: http://www.amazon.com/Emergence-Shane-Morris/dp/B00CM9JL2A .