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Time Being – A Dimension Reflected

Time, there is something special about time. Personally I seldom find myself in the position of having too much time and most often my time flies away on a flurry of subtle wings never to be seen again. Time Being is a project dedicated to the flow of time by the ambient artists Jourdan Laik and Phillip Wilkerson. The music is described as being beat-less  timeless, flowing and quiet and already on the first track Everending the serenity of A Dimension Reflected soothes my skittering mind with its solemn sanctuary. This is music for a waking dream, a soundtrack to distant places where everyone journey from time to time in search for relief from the day to day drudgery. The music, or rather the ambience, is like a soothing mist that descends slowly and sweeps across the void in my den with its warm and comforting sounds. It invites to a slow and gentle descent into swirling atmospheres and sweeping scores of meditative sounds that evolves throughout the album into a beautiful yet mutating nature.

A Dimension Reflected is one of those albums that instantly strike a weak spot somewhere inside my shredded mind. It sweeps me up like a leaf in the wind and even my quite harsh work feels a bit easier when the atmospheres of beyond flows through my headphones. Having played this album for quite a while now I have found little to no weakness in its craftsmanship. All tracks are brilliant in their own way and Future Forming is an extremely good example of flowing ambient music when it is at its best. It starts up dark and brooding yet serene and delicate at the same time only to evolve into a drifting space of harmonious tones and swells. If I ever start an obscure pub or a bar in my woodland home this is the kind of music I would put on repeat in the background. Time Being is really a project that I will follow from this day forth. This album clears a path to the magical and timeless landscape that my mind can concoct and as my mind drifts towards the borderland of dreams the sweeping drones and harmonic strings is the guide that leads me deeper in.

Tracks flow by and in the end time manifests itself in the form of the albums end. I would highly recommend A Dimension Reflected to individuals in search of deep atmospheric ambience. Jourdan Laik and Phillip Wilkerson have with Time Being formed a contemplative project that reminds me of what it is to be alive and dreaming. We live in fast times and most of us work too much and too hard without ever wondering why. A Dimension Reflected is a balm for a frenzied soul and I hope to hear more from Time being, in time..

Rate: 4.5/5
Written by: Skarsnik
Label: Lotuspike (CA) / Format: CD / Cat.#LSM 20

01. Everending
02. Dust Of Sorts
03. Future Forming
04. In The Care Of Knowing
05. Present Bending
06. Static Flow
07. As You Pass This Way
08. Time Being