This album represents a kind of sound I had always heard in my mind, but could never find a means of control to produce. After many years of experimentation, here is Listening Device. EC Review (aka Wonderful Wooden Reasons) said: 'The info that came with this CD describes it as 'dark ambient'. I disagree. I think saddling music this free with such a leaden weight of a label does it a huge diservice. 'Dark', in this context, implies bleak and oppressive but I'm sitting here listening with a huge grin on my face thoroughly enjoying myself. It's not ambient either. Ambient music interacts with the sounds already present in a room preferably to the point where you cannot tell one from another which this doesn't do. This doesn't become one with the room, it takes over the room. You can wander around for hours inside this. It's enormous! Electronic sounds in constant motion characterise each track on the album and Allerian has a nifty little knack of utilising sounds that are always unusual enough to keep you engaged whilst new ones fly at you from every possible angle. I'd have loved to see the addition of some more organic sounds into the mix but that's a very small complaint and this is a very big album.'
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