This collection is truly a treasure. I am so pleased to find that yet another fine composer has joined the sound world of the 21st century. This music is beautiful, expressive, meaningful, harmonically complex, interesting and accessible in every way. I hear no stilted and senseless dissonance, and no pointless digression into the shouting and ugliness demanded by modernist style Czars. There are still a few choppy, barking-like sections, which sound a bit like Gilbert and Sullivan renditions of church music, but they are scarce. Mostly, this is lovely, ethereal music with delightful, original tunes and lush harmonics - not in a Straussian sort of way - but in a 21st century, almost Baltic-sounding style. I won't get technical, because I am completely incompetent to do so, but this music competes with best of 21st century a cappella choral music - Esenwalds, Gjeilo, Silvestrov, Vasks, Mealor, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Clausen, Miskinis, and Praulins - and even one-ups them on occasion. To me, this music has a definite Baltic flavor, but with clear British overtones. It is possible that there has been some Baltic flavoring by the excellent State Choir of Latvia with Maris Sirmais at the podium, but I think it's mainly the music itself.
My favorite tracks are #4, a brief mass which, to me, hints very much at a "Baltic Vaughn-Williams". Track 9 is lovely, very expressive and atmospheric. Track 11, the title piece, is a true joy, with beautifully intriguing choral effects and a clear Baltic flavor - this is a great piece of music. Track 13 uses an electric guitar for accompaniment. I'm not sure that works, especially the virtuoso "cadenza" sections (sorry - so shows my familiarity with rock/pop musical terminology). It's okay, but not nearly as effective as Ola Gjeilo's use of Sax in a couple of his pieces.
In summary, if you love 21st century a cappella choral music as much as I do, you should be thrilled with this release. To me, it is as pleasurable as the best of them.