Manual has made some of my favorite ambient music that I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. You can randomly drop me into any part of this album and my body and mind starts to be affected. I internally smile when I absorb the beautiful shimmer that Jonas Munk creates on albums such as this one.
Favorite track: Confluence.
both versions/formats of this album are immersive and incredible. there is much material out there floating somewhere within a field of spatial drone/tape filtered ambient tone, yet this record just stands on top. it is grounding. mk700
If I had purchased a vinyl album I would've worn out several. I first heard of them watching a YouTube Christian video featuring Hammock. I continously listened to the Departure album. I mean like for years,not tiring of it, either listening for music content or relaxing as I am disturbed by anxiety and depression. I then purchased this one and the tracks are every bit as good. The soundscape is great, the music is original , and when there are lyrics meaningful and touching. bobpinto