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.
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
Now THIS is the ultimate Christmas-gift..! Deep, soothing, comforting, and above all: classic Steve! This will be on repeat a lot.. Hopefully this will come as a CD/vinyl-release as well! Thanks Steve and best wishes from the heart. Berkdrums