I have to admit, I had severe trepidation regarding this record.
Anything that comes packaged with a few sticks of incense and
a very simple incense burner kind of sends up warning signals
to my very non-hippy self. The music fit abstractly with this
metaphysical conceptuary, consisting mostly of downbeat ambient
techno style tracks - a merging of world music with meditative
Euro-trance. This is not necessarily a new concept, but it is
one that has not been done very well since the first few Enigma
releases. The tracks are inspiring and soft, perfect for placing
the listener into a meditative state. There are beats on this
record, but nothing that is heavy enough to pull one out of said
meditative state. The songs are fairly simplistic, the lyrics
whispered beautifully, the music floating along at a leisurely
and relaxing pace. Lyrical concepts are based in dogma contrary
to the basic premise of Anglo-Christianity and its worship of
a male Godhead, instead expressing the sentiment found in song
title (and album title) "In The Name Of The Mother The Daughter
And The Holy Will". Regardless of your religious affiliation,
the music is tranquil and immediately likeable. This is perfect
background music for a set aside relaxation time, a bath, perhaps,
or possibly for meditation, depending on how one practices.
1. The Will Of The Incarnation
2. In The Name Of The Mother The Daughter And The Holy Will
3. Prayer To The Virgin
4. Art Of Love
5. Resurrect Me
7. The Revolution Is Being Meditated
8. Call Me Crazy
11. The Ghost Of You
17. The Will
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