Sunday, June 04, 2006

Manual: Bajamar (Darla)
release: May 15, 2006
styles: Meditative Ambient
rating: ****

It's only been a year since Jonas Munk Jensen's last release under the name Manual, and already he's made some of the most atmospheric, beautiful instrumental pieces heard in 2006. Most of Bajamar's bliss originates from processed guitars, which you'll never notice given the smoothness of the tones. And Jensen is so good with integrating a rainstorm, synth-voice and the obligatory ocean waves that there's hardly a sense that we've heard this type of minimalism before. -Kenyon

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