As an almost constant ambient listener, I'd rate this as being up there with Ambient 2/The Plateaux Of Mirror
and The Pearl
. Plateaux is, for me, probably the best album by anyone ever. Having said that, though, Late October (2005 Digital Remaster)
is, on its own, astounding and better than any single track off Plateux.
Does Nighthawks come close? Yes, it does. Down A Windy Street and Music For Swimmers especially are pieces of music that give you the same sense of electricity as walking slow motion through European cities at night: Cologne, Vienna, Glasgow (maybe not the East End though), Brussels, London, Manchester, Lyon, err, am I in pseud's corner yet?
Translucence/Drift Music are good too. Basically this stuff is beyond genius and not worth talking about (only listening to) other than to say: genius and highly recommended.