Drawn from composer's thirty years of study and practice of Zen, LOTUS RISING focuses on the poignant image of the lotus flower – which ascends from the murky depths of desire and attachment to bloom in the light of realization – as Buddhism’s most recognizable symbol.
OVUM is a concept album that poetically reflects on the nature of beginnings, seeds, and primordial states of being. As an archetypal symbol in art, literature and mythology, the Ovum represents pure potentiality and possibility, the indwelling and self-organizing élan vital that gives rise to life in its manifold forms.
Informed by the language of archetypes and potent literary symbols,PASSAGES extends the composer's evolving style of musical storytelling. Its forms and phrases are not linear, but spiral and labyrinthine maps to unconscious regions. Rich sonorities combine atmospherics, drones, pads and solo synths, tabla and frame drum, bells and throat singing, pulsing synthesizer sequences, breathy textures, lapping water, and the expressive, protagonistic voice of the Haken Continuum Fingerboard, a core element of Chronotope Project's signature sound.
Cinematic in scope and depth, the majestic DAWN TREADER is Chronotope Project’s first full length release on the Spotted Peccary label. Jeffrey Ericson Allen skillfully balances the compositions between mystical, ambient dreamscapes and organic, emotional melodic statements. The soundscapes – drawn from a variety of sources spanning ambient electronic, Western classical, and traditional world music – are textural, compelling, evocative, and meaningful. This release has been aired on Hearts of Space, Echoes, Galactic Travels, Star's End and Night Tides.
SOLAR WINDS is the debut album of Chronotope Project, released in 2012.
Bert Strolenberg, of Sonic Immersion described it as "a richly colored kaleidoscope of immersive textures along atmospheric, soft-breathing tapestries, all journeying gently and smoothly across the great beyond out there..."
CHRYSALIS combines sensuous textures, long melodic lines, subtle pulsating rhythms and rich atmospheric ambiences. The resulting soundcapes are rich in feeling and full of fascinating detail and nuance, worthy of many listenings. Featured on Hearts of Space.
This luscious three-track album continues and extends the style cultivated in previous releases, layering scintillating electronic sequences, lush atmospheric pads, gently percolating percussion and long lyrical melodic lines into an integral whole. The themes of all three tracks marry seminal concepts in physics, cosmology and spirituality. Featured on "Hearts of Space"
Each piece on EVENT HORIZON has a strong sense of gravimetric pull toward a central motif: entering the soundfield, evolving with the structure, and dissolving back into silence. Elements: rich earthy soundbeds, watery melodies, scintillating percussive inflections, and etheric veils that envelop the texture. Featured on Hearts of Space.