The music contained on this disc is a mature work of electronic bleeps and beats mixed with excellently arranged chamber orchestra sections. Lush vocals are selected for tracks throughout this album which help hold the listeners attention. I think the tracks could have worked as instrumentals though and could easily find yourself lost in the soundscapes.
The Loyola University Chamber Orchestra has some magical parts on this album and really adds to the cinematic feel of the piece as a whole.
This is a relaxed album with clean production and telefon would go onto better things with their kraftwerk style immolate yourself album but it's probably Telefon's masterpiece as a singular… Read more
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The tracks on the album are various pieces of electronic music mainly written with analogue and digital synthesizers.When listening you can imagine going on a journey down long dark roads, woodland paths, over frosty fields and up into the stratosphere!
Listened to as a single piece, this work up there with the best of M83's other back catalogue. It's impossible to pick out stand out tracks on first listen. The album has no "pop singles" as such and is more an experiment in sound manipulation with digital instruments.
The music is better "felt", crank up the bass, lay back and enjoy the ride!!
FOR FANS OF (BOARDS OF CANADA, FOUR TET, AMON TOBIN, NADJA)