'Aukai' translates as 'traveller', and I think that is very well-chosen, not only because Sieber has seen very much of the world. No two compositions sound the same on this album because of the multitude of instruments used. And still, it's a cohesive whole because of the overall fragile and melancholy atmosphere.
I'm reminded of Mike Oldfield's album 'Voyager' (especially during the second song 'Alto Paraíso'), the vivid lute-playing of Jozef Van Wissem, the intimacy of Olafur Arnalds' music - especially on the track 'Cachoeira', which is the only point where the electronics on 'Aukai' are explicit. But, along with neoclassic lovers, fans of neofolk acts like Dies Natalis or Forseti and those who like new age acts such as Loreena McKennitt and Kitaro should give this album the attention it deserves.