My first reaction to Alio Die's new album, "Aura Seminalis," was my jaw dropping to the floor at how absolutely CELESTIAL this recording is. I am close to concluding this is the definitive AD album he has been working towards for the last, what almost 20 years now? A beautiful distillation of his sound and an incredibly spiritual trip. Some forumites have commented it doesn't sound like AD, but I feel just the opposite: this is AD all the way, no mistaking it. The ghostly, mournful Gregorian chants, DEEP drones... this is Alio Die's magnum opus!! If I had to compare it to other previous works, I'd say "Door of Possibilities" and "Descendre Cinq Lacs..." It's a shame this CD will not be more widely distributed (only avail. from the website) because it is one every fan who's ever loved Stefano Musso's work has just got to hear. Bravo Stefano!!!