I bought this album on the pretence of a present for my girlfriend. She is Hungarian and, coincidentally, afraid of pigeons; however, I am the Venetian Snares fan. We are both classical musicians but I have a strong passion for electronic music. The apparent blending of classical music and the electronic here, for me, doesn't really work. Generally there is too much disparity between the two genres which, I admit, does work in places; for the most part, however, it doesn't sit too well with me. I think this is mainly because the rhythms and sounds he uses, on the electronic side of things, seem to be pretty standard drum and bass fare. And most of the compositional aspects, aside from the obvious samples, fail to convince me musically speaking. (Someone who can really blend these convincingly is Mexican artist Murcof; his album 'Rememberanza' is excellent.) Funk seems much more at home creating whimsical electronic plinky plonky melodies.
This like most of his albums - I am not familiar with them all - seems to be more of a physical listen whereas 'Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding' and 'Winter in the Belly of a Snake' (I think his best albums by far) are much more stimulus for the mind. That said this does have more subtlety than say, 'The Chocolate Wheelchair Album' or 'Meathole'.
If advice is something one gives in these reviews, I would say it's definitely worth a punt. I enjoy listening to it and think I've possibly been overly harsh in this review! However if you're craving something a little more esoteric and you don't own them already 'Huge Chrome...' and 'Winter...' are the ones to opt for... in my opinion.