Fans of groups like Caul, Thymikon, Frolic/Firmament will want to get ahold of this tape from Sean O'Kane-Connelly. The sound of Monastery is very dramatic but ambient enough for meditation. The best comparison is to say it sounds a mixture of Caul and Thymikon as the music has melody, counterpoint and repeating themes. What makes Monastery a bit different is the very Medieval sound of the instrumentation. One other thing, there is a track, I believe track 4 ("Garden of Tranquility") is different in that it is a dancy track. One day soon you'll be buying Monastery releases on a label but for now get this soon-to-be-rare independant recording.
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