This. Is without a doubt. One of the most beautiful and incredible albums I have ever heard. The album is made up of improved and finalised versions of songs that had been uploaded to deadmau5' SoundCloud account and then removed later on. If you have heard any of those songs before, well don't expect anything completely brand new but do keep an open mind as there is lots to feast into here, as all these songs are now finalised and aren't just little snippets or variations on chords, etc.
deadmau5 had teased previously that this would be "his first proper album" and that it would contain "s*** that people wanted to hear and others wouldn't expect" - well he was definitely right about that.
It's amazing how consistent it is on each side, the first being more upbeat and having a dance feel to it and the second being piano-based and ambient. From beginning to end it truly does have an affect on you. The piano-playing is astounding and is up there with pianists such as Philip Glass and Ludovico Einaudi. The beats are not just your basic 4/4 128BPM timing, oh no - they're complex, unique and intruiging and unlike previous deadmau5 albums they are all extremely different. All the sounds and atmosphere are unique here too, and really gives this sense that if you were to listen again you would hear/feel something different every time.
I am overwhelmed by how incredible this album is. I was expecting maybe some filler tracks or something but really I should have known better. Nothing on this album feels shoved in or unnessecary and it flows perfectly.
If you're into dance music, any form of house, EDM (I'm joking...) or any form of electronic music - then this album is literally perfect for you.