For anyone that hasn't heard this before, the 2 star review above does kind of indicate it isn't for everyone, but for those with the right ears, it's by turns very silly, extremely psychedelic, absolutely beautiful, and at all times very musical and tuneful - there are no scary grating noises on here. The basic tracks of live instrumentation are heavily augmented by samples - before samplers had been invented. Neither Holger Czukay (whose best solo record this is) nor anyone else has made an album quite like this, nor probably ever will. The album title is very deliberate - these songs are movies for the ears. Give the man an Oscar!
For anyone who loves this album and is thinking of getting a nicely remastered version of this to replace an old lp or cd or is simply tempted by the bonus track I'd say, do buy this but keep the old one. Because the whole album is a different mix, well worth having as an alternative version. And the mastering is inevitably better. As it says in the booklet, buried on page 9 (there's no mention of the different mix on the sleeve): "The CD consists of the entire album in its first original mix from 1979 before any sound exciters (effects) were added to the sound..."
I'm not quite sure what they mean by this - the sound effects, spoken snippets and musical "samples" (added using some sort of 70s dictaphone which Holger adapted for this purpose) are all present and correct. But it's definitely a different mix, perhaps less cluttered than the original, but also a fraction less psychedelic.
Plus as a bonus track you get an excellent instrumental version of Cool In The Pool, which is much more than just a backing track - there's a guitar in the foreground and extra samples.