Very good ambient electronic music, exploring an ever-expanding vocabulary of beatless soundscape and textured minimal techno. Dark, moody, and muscular, The Sight Below's music is a fitting soundtrack to late night activities of all varieties: drifting between states of consciousness; working long hours on intense writing, coding, or design projects; driving for miles along empty highways.
It All Falls Apart is an expansion of ideas explored previously on Glider and The Sight Below's EPs. There is more variation in the sounds & moods produced, and the middle ground between minimal techno and floating ambiance is explored - though, perhaps, not as fully as it might someday be. There are even some vocals on the album, which while not entirely successful in my book, at the very least signal a commitment to exploration and evolution.
This type of music is not for everyone - in fact, it's probably not for most. But for those who enjoy ambient music - fans of some of the bigger names such as Eno, Tim Hecker, Gas, Fennesz - It All Falls Apart (as well as The Sight Below's other albums) won't disappoint.