muichi motsu

Eight new ambient soundscapes creating an intimate space for meditation and relaxation.

Maneki Neko's new release, muichi motsu, now available!

Maneki Neko: Muichi Motsu

Maneki Neko: Muichi Motsu

Step into sonic environments woven from ambient soundscapes and Eastern instrumentation. Soundscapes layered with gently rolling hints of melody, and grounded in deep, satisfying, resonant beds. The result is music with depth and purpose, music that invites the mind and body to slow down and relax in its electro-acoustic textures.

Maneki Neko crafts ambient soundscape music for yoga, relaxation, meditation, and massage therapy to promote meditation and deep relaxation, as the music encourages the muscles to relax and release tension.

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19 August, 2014

ID Promo and Adrift on WAWL

WAWL asked me to create a station ID promo for them last week.  With the help of a long time friend Josh Woodhouse from Droplink Productions manning the board at 512 Studios ...

16 August, 2014

muichi motsu review

Maneki Neko, a project of Al Mikula, based in Austin, Texas, certainly belongs to the best kept secrets on the contemplative verges of ambient soundsculpting. It took me ...

13 August, 2014


“Auracle” is on Pandora and it does quite well. A number of people have discovered my music and, frankly, the royalty stream I get from Pandora is good.  I ...

24 June, 2014

muichi motsu available!

muichi motsu has been released! Really excited about the new music. Available at: For the best digital price go to bandcamp. At you have the option to pick from ...