There's got to be that much pun: Dirk Schlömer and eclipsed author Carsten Agthe are in a state of flux: They just recently started the new project Schl@g, now they present a new Ornah mental album with "Excursions". The only accompanying musician was the sitar player Timothy Campling on two tracks. After Ornah-Mental have already penetrated into the world of ancient Egypt and the Maya, the band is now drawn towards India and into the philosophy of the Indian musician, painter and Nobel Prize winner in literature Rabindranath Tagore. Of course, that's why some tracks have a clear Indian impact ("Raga Offering", "Tagore" or "The Inner Flame"). But these ethnological elements have always been an important part of Ornah-Mental. Schlömer often holds back with his guitar. Instead, there are lots of electronic sounds that interweave excellently with the percussion loops, like in "Excursion" or "Slowe Dive". Groove, melody and sounds are on an equal footing and a wonderful serenity spreads.
Top Track: Slow Dive