Omenya is the solo project of Mark Davis, a musician and painter who lives in the forested mountains of North Carolina, USA. “Kali Mantras” is his fourth album, following releases for Klanggalerie (Austria), Tantric Harmonies (Russia) and Purple Soil (Czech Republic). It’s a hypnotic blend of organic rhythms and ambient electronics, infused with ritual chant and minimalist atmospheres. Although he cites Zoviet France and Rapoon as inspirations, Davis’ music is imbued with a silky richness that sets it apart from more angular starkness of the more well known British acts. “Kali Mantras” evokes the golden glow of warm autumn sunlight filtered through trees, or the quiet time just before dawn, when the eastern sky traces a jagged silhouette above a dewy mountain meadow. The five long tracks of “Kali Mantras” carry the listener through a dreaming wakefulness, transporting us from nature’s temple into mankind’s own spiritual ceremonies, and finally returning us to our own perfect place, surrounded by long blue waves of comfort and tranquility.