With every new 2002 release, you can always rest assured that you will be absorbed in a fascinating dreamscape that uplifts as it soothes. If anything, WINGS II - RETURN TO FREEDOM takes these qualities to a new level. The music here is bright and whimsical with a strong sense of airy serenity. The album is heavier in the atmosphere department than previous releases, with less emphasis on vocals (the vocals here are wordless and well integrated into the shimmering backdrops). In fact, the album is one of their most ambient to date, featuring synth atmospheres that are dense and lush, like a warm bed that you can easily curl up in. Besides the billowing synths, some piano and 2002's characteristic reverberated guitar come into the picture. Very relaxing!