ATMA is out, and I downloaded it last night! Woo-hoo! It's pretty amazing, and amazingly pretty; yet I still managed to get creepy, eerie sounds out of it when I tried. Can I hold MNTRA responsible for my loss of sleep and consequent lack of productivity today? This will be amazing for meditative, therapeutic musics, South and Meso- American spiritualism or historical music, as well as various folk settings across the globe.
What I particularly loved is that I quickly realised how versatile these instruments are. They are great to use as the centre-piece, or even the sole instrument, on a track; but they are also useful for various purposes that could be done with regular instruments but are more easily done with MNDALA instruments. For instance, I put together a brief atmospheric piece earlier this morning, and used ATMA for the percussion as it was so easy to vary the effects and tones on the fly.