The followup to Light In The Attic’s game-changing “I Am The Center” box set is finally here. Three years in the making, “The Microcosm: Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986” is the first major overview of key works from cosmically-taped in artists needing little introduction - Vangelis, Ash Ra Tempel, and Popol Vuh - and and unknown masterpieces by criminally overlooked heroes like Bernard Xolotl, Robert Julian Horky and Enno Velthuys. Whereas “I Am The Center” called for a reconsideration of an entire maligned genre, “The Microcosm” requests nothing more than an open mind to consider this Ambient, New Age, Neuzeit, Prog, Krautrock, Cosmic, Holistic stuff, whatever one calls it — as a pulsating movement unto itself, a mirror refracting the American new age scene in unexpected, electrifying ways, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt the universality of the timeless quest to express “the Ineffable” through music. Drawing from major label budgets and homemade cassette distributed circumstances alike, The Microcosmdemonstrates a depth of peace profound to behold, and clearly expands the boundaries. Lovingly conceived and lavishly presented by producer Douglas Mcgowan (Yoga Records) and liner notes contributor Jason Patrick Woodbury (Pitchfork, Aquarium Drunkard), The Microcosm features stunning cover paintings by Étienne Trouvelot, and labels by Finnish savant Aleksanda Ionowa with libner notes by Douglas Mcgowan and Jason Patrick Woodbury. The whole material consists of fully remastered audio, including a previously unreleased track and several others previously cassette only. This 3LP is housed in deluxe Stoughton “tip-on” jackets and a slipcase.