"The Human Map of Existence" is a powerfully engineered brainchild of Mike Ward and his ongoing music project, Temporary Power.
This is an album which was not only soulfully done, but technical as well, with many various guitar sounds and effects, where upon careful listen you will discover layered and incredibly interesting mixing of tones which range from somthing you'd hear on the sci-fi channel to beautiful sounds carefully twisted into a distorted guitar heaven.
"There are songs about evolution and energy, and it is music for you to decide if there is anything more to it."
The Human Map of Existence, put quite simply, is a hosting of very, very elaborate guitar work and most unusual instrumental voicings.
Mike is a veteran guitarist who loves the complex sound arena, laboring to bring to life the inner musical visions that musical dreams are made of.
"As musicians we can set forth with the love and passion of sound alone and then all of a sudden we have a real place of refuge from many problems."
Mike goes on to explain more of the premise of the album, "We feel the familiar and explore the strange and difficult where music is a great forum to speculate about what is out there and feel the freedom to think and resonate back out to the universe."
Great albums are just that, a higher communication where tones convey emotions. "Also music has many fringe benefits like the rebellion of saying "no" and dissipating the run-away train of apathy and compliance."
This CD is indeed a digital dream, giving all it has to convey though tones many powerful emotions. "I want to say in the music that love is here and goodness and kindness are real, even if it is abstract." Inherent in the compositions are many of these non-verbal and abstract tonal communications.
The Human Map of Existence is a not only a well thought album, but a very thought provoking album as well. This is thinking man's music at its best.