Need an attitude adjustment or a change of scenery? Then listen to Medwyn Goodall's COMET. This talented musician -- who plays dozens of acoustic instruments as well as state-of-the-art keyboards and synthesizers -- paints a lush and lyrical soundscape of the cosmos. The album begins with the gently twinkling "Future Written," featuring the enchanting voices of Julianna and Llewellyn; Goodall's classical guitar is dipped in nectar. The second movement of this upbeat track evokes a theatrical Michael Oldfield-style (TUBULAR BELLS) processional. Goodall's atmospheric music makes you feel that you're flying through the majesty and vastness of outer space. Though many passages sparkle, swirl, and swoosh, "Earth Passing" tells the experience from the comet's point of view. Its lazy, languorous theme takes in the sights of the green planet, picking up a few stray radio waves along the way. "Behold the Darkness" is a deep, haunting piece with a flute solo that pulses deeply through the void, swaying on the footsteps of bass strings, and bristling with searching antennae. On "Stargate" ghostly whispers beg for attention. The album ends with a short reprise of the lovely "Future Written," pointing you in a euphoric direction.