To evoke all the emotions with instruments alone – absolutely no vocals – is achievable only by the most skilled and gifted musicians who have seen much and felt even more. Step forward German four-piece My Sleeping Karma, with almost twenty years in the industry and six albums to their name. ‘Atma’ is the most beautiful album formed by stunning soundscapes, hypnotic hooks and tasteful beats. It is tranquil and chilled at times, but the mellow tunes do not have the monopoly. The more frantic ‘Pralaya’ has an urgency about it that jolts us into remembering this is not music to unwind to. These are tunes that make up My Sleeping Karma’s ‘most emotional, deepest, darkest record to date, inspired by tragic events.’ This makes it a moving release on many levels, pleasing the ears, stirring the soul and hurting the heart.