I bought it on iTunes then had to buy it on disk , cos I wanted to hold it in my hand - call me old skool but there's nothing old skool about Neu Gestalt's Altered Carbon. I've loved electronic music for years and listened to many different types in the genre but nothing really prepared me for the sound of this album. There's a depth to this work that suggests it wasn't approached lightly, the sounds really seem crafted as opposed to pre programmed, the textures alone , those crackly textures are mystifyingly delightful . How does he do it? I've no idea! Deep bass drums , crackles and glitches , synth washes and sharper tones all come together to deliver a very satisfying and chilled mood . It seems slow but it isn't , the sounds draw you in and then Neu Gestalt surprises you with a beat and new sounds which develop the track further. It's just great electronica and it doesn't seem to do anything by accident, its all carefully structured . I love this album and you will too and this is coming from a guy who was sent behind the couch as a small child by Delia Derbyshire's Dr Who theme even before the scary monsters appeared. Since when did acousmatic sound become so embraceable? Sure you can think you know what's making that sound , but some of the sounds defy imagination. Try the closing measures of Frozen Ground for example . Artefact has parts that I've found myself whistling when I didn't even realise they had sunk into my subconscious! I wonder what Delia would have made of it? This CD wont disappoint you.