'Atem' certainly could be seen as the band taking an entirely new direction, 'Zeit' definitely being a turning point in the band's discography and style. They lost none of the percussiveness as heard on Alpha Centauri (conclusion of Fly and Collision of Comus Sola) but took the long dream-like sequences of Zeit and developed them, without losing any of the sense of unease and other-worldliness that had been evident so far. The title track, with its almost grandiose opening, is a joy to listen to; the intensity finally giving way to pacifying and yet somewhat unnerving melodies, which constantly change and develop as the music shifts along. It is never boring, as one never quite knows just what is around the corner. 'Fauni gena' is arguably the closest thing on the album to the title track of Phaedra, in that one can begin to pick out shifting electronic rhythms emerging out of the other-worldliness that was previously mentioned in this review. 'Circulation of Events', about half the length of the previous track, is soothing enough, though never quite makes it. It simply drifts, but doesn't actually go anywhere. Finally, 'Wahn' lifts us out of our reverie, due to some almost Stockhausen-like voice tuning bursting in on the scene, and Froese's mellotron taking up the main melody. On the whole a most satisfying album, and one which I think takes us down more avenues than we would otherwise think. Recommended.