on 16 January 2006
I can't believe how under-rated this album is. The Art of Noise are more famous for stuff like Close (To the Edit) and Kiss, but this really is an amazing entire Album. The string piece Debut is genuinely haunting, and E.F.L. is an amazing monster of a track. Ode to Don Jose is beautiful, as is Crusoe and One Earth... There is just too much here! The noodlings in between could irritate some, but in the iTunes age it is really great to hear an album that winds around itself and manages not to slide apart into handy downloadable chunks, while still containing self-contained masterpieces.
on 26 August 2007
Once again noise is reshaped and molded into musical sounds. This album has more musical overtones than previous ones, but there is still enough noise to sustain the wierdness. Favorite tracks: Dragnet, Fin Du Temps, Opus For Four, Debut, E.F.L., Crusoe, One Earth.