Mysterious Motions of Memory is a tour de force of deep symphonic and pastoral new age ambience by John Flomer performing as John Flomer's Primal Cinema. It is on Spotted Peccary Music, and it is an important step in the label's quest to define a modern American sound. Flomer is a talented synthesist and sound designer. He uses nature samples -- sparingly and adroitly -- to enhance the sound design. A gentle acoustic guitar weaves in and out of the soundscape, adding grounding to the atmospheres. Howard Givens and Jon Jenkins -- both Spotted Peccary artists and partners -- assisted Flomer on the mixing board. Givens co-produced the album with Flomer. Flomer's music will appeal to fans of Suzanne Ciani, Jonn Serrie, Kitaro, and Steve Halpern. This is a good CD, not a great one.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts