Michael Stearns: Planetary Unfolding
When last I spoke of Mr. Stearns, I believe I claimed something to the effect of “he fell off” after making one decent lp. Well, thankfully this claim brought about a reminder that I needed to revisit this, his second lp. While I’m not sure I agree that it “steps all over” Ancient Leaves, I would say that it is at least equally good – and, without reservation, recommend it to fans of droning analog-synth new age. Another fantastic cover illustration on this one as well.