Nodding to the ideals of Brian Eno's ambient masterpiece 'Ambient 1: Music for Airports' 'Solitary Journey' can be enjoyed very much in the background, soothing yet compelling; allowing a listener to envelope themselves in the sonic experience but wihthout having to really think about the music. Simmons music is perceived as much as it is heard. It would be as natural to put 'Solitary Journey' in the CD player while you were paintng the living room as it would be to rest your ears inside a comfortable pair of headphones to meditate on the images the music helps you see in your mind's eye. That being said, the music isn't meaningless or without direction. The main idea is to convey a sense of Space and movement, of piloting a ship capable of traveling to the farthest ends of the galaxy. Esteemed Space composer Jonn Serrie's music is played in planetariums, and that would be a fitting venue for 'Solitary Journey' as well. There is a back story inside the cover; but it's the hope of the artist that listeners will craft their own images and stories to run parallel to the music. The best possible outcome: a fusion of the music on 'Solitary Journey' and the listener's own internal Spacescape.