Highlights from each track include:
Murat Esmer's expressive field recordings beckon the listener in with hypnotic footsteps and a pervasive piano.
Carl Sagan's Ghost continues where Esmer ends off by pulling the listener through a dreamy collection of watery synths and strings.
"Neigh" from Known Rebel picks up in tempo and mood, drawing a common thread while introducing rhythmic elements.
Sole vocalist Akisma manages to bring a strong, moody performance to an otherwise unvoiced album in "Comfortable Ignorance", marking a turnpoint in the narrative.
Kurt Lorenz continues the thread by combining a driving beat and intricately textured synth layers on "Filament".
Mr. Sandbags combines pulsing rhythmic elements with ambience in "Defect Pattern".
Saffron Slumber transitions away from any harshness by arranging a transcendent, floating composition of a rare timbre in "Glade" which somehow manages to remain unique while recalling the common elements of the album.
The track "Views from a Slow Moving Train" by Savaran advances the journey with an eerie, alienating resonance.
Nordmach regrounds the listener with soft harmonies and melancholy distortions of daily life in "Krista".
TraisKin expounds on the themes brought forth, maintaining an unsettled atmosphere and reintroducing considerable darkness in "Alice: Longitude 180".
Slaphappy Mortician helps the listener towards the inevitable denouement, descending into a deep bass in the track entitled (fittingly) "Nothing Left to Say."
MobiusB's "Ouraborus" aptly completes the album by combining dark synths and a bracing guitar, (and, delightfully, a tuba!).
All in all: the album is an exciting debut from its promising artists, and should not be overlooked. If you're in the mood for poppy and cheerful music, come back another day. But, if you like moody, ambient electronica that brilliantly displays evocative field recordings, this may be for you.