Looking at the packaging for this release, I thought I had it figured out. Computery artwork, song titles like "Ortakabin", vowel-less artist name, mastered by Twerk; this is going to be some sort of IDM or minimal techno beamed straight from 2000. Imagine my surprise when I insert this in the CD player and I feel like I'm in the trailer for the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie or something. Instead of IDM, this album belongs to another turn-of-the-century electronic genre: cinematic electronica, a la David Holmes or Rob Dougan. Rolling breakbeats, atmospheric pads, tension up the wazoo. Not quite as dancefloor ready as Hybrid or someone similar sounding, but a few tracks here could've easily been remixed into a prog-house stormer by BT or Sasha or Paul Oakenfold 10 years ago.
Even if this is a sound that has been done many times before, it's not bad by any means. The beats are detailed enough that it stays interesting. But it's hard to listen to this and not assume that there's a big major motion picture to go along with it. If there's another Matrix movie or something in the works, perhaps the producers should give this guy a call. 6/10 -- Paul Simpson (28 January, 2009)