"Zeitlos" is a pure ambient album by Tomas Weiss, following several collaborations and audio engineering / mastering roles on other artists' albums over the past 7 years. Almost a year in progress, this album is an extension of Weiss' characteristic sound, which you may recognize in all the previous projects he has been involved in. From minimal but highly emotional drones to rich walls of sound, each title consists of subtle movements embedded in a colourful bed of several tone layers. Tomas' aim was to create an exceptionally warm-sounding album you can repeatedly listen to in situations requiring a "mental calmness" without cold / noisy tones or a harsh overall sound. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered with analog equipment to retain the unique sound delivered by non-digital hardware. Feeling "Zeitlos" ("Timeless" in English) is doubtlessly a desirable state of mind for most if not all of us when searching for personal rest... and that's what the album is made for!
CD comes as 4-panel Luxus-Digipak with full panoramic graphics on the cover.
"Zeitlos is Tomas Weiss' first solo album on the Musical Philosophy label. The release follows up the great Dagaz album by Mathias Grassow. The label is releasing some of the deepest and best drone / ambient around at the moment. Tomas and Mathias have collaborated much over the years, and it has been difficult to separate them musically when it comes to deep ambient soundscapes. On Zeitlos Tomas steps out from the shadows, and shows his own quality as a creative force. The first track is like an invitation to reflection. The sound is warm and soothing. Deep drones and semi-melodic lines which add an emotional quality to the music. It creates spaces for relaxation and well-being. The album continues with darker and slightly more aggressive sounds. But it never leaves the warm expansive drones. There are a lot of details on the album, with rumbling sounds in the distance and layer upon layer with pads. The different tracks suggest different stages in a cohesive whole experience. Uninterrupted it moves through states of light and darkness, and from optimistic to melancholic emotions. The album completes the circle with a beautiful emotional track. With Zeitlos Tomas succeeds in some way to merge consciousness and emotions. The album is potentially mind-expanding.
The depth of the album can only be limited by what the listener brings to the table. The originality of the album leaves me impressed as a listener. The emotional quality and expert sound quality make Zeitlos a real ear candy. This music is ideal for contemplation. It can function as a tool to release stress and to find psychological balance. Tomas proves he is a mature ambient composer on his own. The influence of Mathias Grassow is apparent. Another reference might be Anthony Paul Kerby. You can find traces from his Nunc Stans project on this album. And that is a good thing. The album is an essential release from the el culto platform. Recommended." (Geir Fagervik - Norway)