Cory Allen is a name I hadn't heard before. And that's a damn shame, 'cause this album makes me want to hear more. I'm a sucker for Tim Hecker's and Chris Herbert's kind of grainy, melancholic electronics, and this one fits right in. And while we're namedropping, you might add Steinbr?chel and Taylor Deupree (who mastered the album) as references.
What Cory Allen has in common with those artists is the fact that he is capable of creating very warm, emotional music using mostly digital means. The last track seems the most restful, but the ongoing
high pitched tone makes sure you never get too comfortable.
With it's seven tracks in 40 minutes this CD has a compact length, which makes you want to press 'replay'. And again. And again. I must admit that this isn't the most original album, but within it's genre it's a gem! Beautiful. 8/10 -- Rutger Zuydervelt (3 September, 2008)