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4.2 out of 5 stars
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4.2 out of 5 stars


on 26 May 2013
In 2013, I'm ashamed to say I came very, very late to Art of Noise - this album in particular. I had no preconceived ideas of what to expect or what genre was usual to Art of Noise. I came to this album from listening to a Chris Everard podcast. He played Il Pleure on his podcast explaining how Debussy and Satie both were interested in the occult and how their music is said to have been written by using a musical note/chord type Ouija set up. So their music was a collaboration between this world and another.

The most beautiful tracks for me are Il Pleure - On Being Blue which can't play for long enough - and La Flute de Pan - truly haunting, the beauty of which is held for what seems like an instant once Metaphor on the Floor bursts forth. I also love Rapt: in the Evening Air followed by Metaforce which echoes the beauty of the former. The way the tracks are organised works for me. I couldn't have placed them better.
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on 6 November 2013
There was always something a little thin sounding about the CD version of this release. It always seemed to my ears to be a little harsh, brittle or sterile sounding. This is not the case with the minidisc version which sounds richer, warmer and much nicer.

If you don't have this album on any format, get it now. It's a forgotten gem, a bit like Wayne's War of the Worlds meets Art of Noise (Below the Waste incarnation) versus Debussy. It's wonderful.
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on 1 September 2016
Beautiful melodic album.
It is so well crafted.
Sounds superb through a good music system.
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on 15 August 2014
Electronica at it's best! This is def. a 'grower'. It's good the first time but then you find new songs and love more of it the more you listen
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on 28 February 2016
Very good
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on 25 June 2015
All as expected, very good, perfect.
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on 23 September 2017
A real surprise, an interesting innovative piece of music.
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on 3 March 2016
excellent
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on 8 October 2005
This is not chillout stuff. If you want Drum and Bass with classically derived themes, you'll be happy. If you know their earlier work, this is more Fin Du Temps than Crusoe.
The AON were often throwing big beats around, so I assumed references to drum and bass might be a bit off. They aren't. That's why I don't like it.
If you did, but want more music and less drums, try 'In no sense? nonsense' or 'The ambient collection'.
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on 13 August 2016
A unique and brilliant piece of work ... Production and creativity are second to none ... This has been regular listen for me since it first came out ... None of its magic is lost with countless listens... In my view it is their masterpiece
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