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A much welcomed new release from this American artist who has produced some of the best recordings in the experimental music scene. Although this is a Series II recording, do not assume any of the power that Daniel menche can marshal has been lost. Quiet at times, strong and full in others, this release constructs its moods with powerful bass pulses, full spectrum harmonic drones and vibrating tones along with the scratching, raspy organic textures that Daniel menche is famous for. Each piece starts with simple murmurs and textures that build via harmonics, tones, and layering into a progression of sound and force. This is not the kind of album that you can turn on and walk away from. It is a full frequency listening experience. The deeper you delve the more you hear. menche carefully assembles each of these recordings so that the listener can walk away with as much or as little as they like from each session. From the minimal to the multifaceted, each piece utilizes the same elements (drones, harmonics, bass, textures, electronics) but approach and achieve their goals in completely different ways. menche gathers these composites and sounds into various end-constructs such as great walls of sounds or drop offs into echoed or bass thrum silence without ever losing control, missing a moment or overwhelming the listener. The changes are constant (sometimes slight), only pausing on occasion to build loops or momentarily settle before continuing the music's progress. Being much closer to October's Larynx and other recent works, he manages to finely balance this new "droney" style with the organic noise of old. In doing so, he has kept the power, passion and precision that has always existed in his recordings, making this CD an excellent listen.” -- Chris Goudreau