Mr Sol's only solo effort on Fax, from way back in 95. This doesn't often get a spin and hardly ever a mention here yet, it's a good release. Okay, there's some pretty 'difficult' weirdness on a couple of tracks in the middle part (this is Victor Sol, after all) but, that aside, I still enjoy it ... for best Sol check out either Aerial Service Area or, +N Plane imo.
(review by Paul Milligan)
This disk is not really an ambient CD, not is it a Danceable techno Cd, it should be more in the IDM category, and it's quite diverse, with some pieces that are more experimental, some are more toe-tapping, and some that are annoying; I give it a 6.5 on 10 because I can listen to it without skipping tracks, except for the 7th one.
1-Spectrum : Very Autechre sounding No Beats, Small drones; a good intro with bleepy sounds (bell like sounds).
2-Detroit is waiting : simple but effective Bass/Drum beats with reverb. a bit like some "Whole Traffic", I think, it's the best track of the CD.
3-Hemispherical Sink : Beats; but not deep bass lines, very metallic.
4-Sunrise : Very Autechre-ish beats and small drones in the background it is a dark-tone piece.
5-RockWool Airport : synth Organ sounds low frequencies, no beats, SAWII like... Good track.
6-Ether Nose : high frequencies sound loops at the beginning, with some ethno-ish percussions at the middle, very annoying track.
7 Loop and Evil : Duh! I don't like this one, it's a noise background with some generic synth sweeps and very deconstructed track.
8 P-Machine : Very syncopated beats going nowhere, with some synth over it, no melody, boring...
9- S-pac-e : Space music... no beats, nice interlude...
10- Pixel : 70's science-fiction TV synth sound (cosmos 1999) , with beats starting at the middle, nice track, very "atmospheric".
11- 4UV : Beats, with nice "melodic" line, but on the long side... should be shorter, with small distortions on the beats and melody.
12- Birds Day : beats, with no real melody; again one of the better tracks.
(review by Maximilien Lincourt)