Usually, when I have heard what I would consider to be “highly conceptual” music, I end up with the feeling that the concept was implemented at the detriment of the music itself. This disc, however, breaks that rule but not only giving us some pretty heady theories to wade through, but also providing a pretty enjoyable listen. Who knew the fusion of emerging theories of quantum physics and music could be so enjoyable to the ear!?
First of all I am probably the last person to ask about string theory, since all I really know about the topic is what I learned here
, but in an incredibly oversimplified nutshell, this is an emerging theory of the mechanics of the universe and all things within it. The music itself is supposed to be representative of the theories of the vibrations of the universe which explain the structure and motion of all things. What does this sound like? It is a very subtle, and often very blissy sounding drone somewhat akin to Peter Wright, or some Machine Fabriek releases, particularly in its use of acoustic instrument sounds and field recordings in the context of what is mostly digitally produced music.
This is definitely one to check out. In the realm of digital drone this is a standout release compared to most of the things I have heard of late. Thoroughly enjoyable on many levels and most certainly an album I will be coming back to numerous times. 8/10 -- Kevin Richards (25 February, 2009)