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While it might be a little wide of the mark to term "Beautiful Speck Triumph" as 'sedate', within the context of the lengthy Birchville Cat Motel discography it stands as one of the less confrontational releases. This most certainly doesn't mean it's a straightforward ambient affair either though. Pieces like 'It's More Fun To Compute' find Campbell Kneale operating at a level of sophistication that's several leagues above the majority of his scuzzy underground-dwelling peers, fashioning music that has more in common with 20th century composition's elite. The high register particle stream 'Trembling Frost Spires' marks another remarkable highlight, while immediately after, 'The Romance of Certain Old Clothes' mixes steady electronic drone with firework-like distant percussion in an oddly emotive, Stars Of The Lid sort of way. The pieces here tend towards excessively long durations, with a couple breacahing the half-hour mark. Despite this, Beautiful Speck Triumph will hold your attention more firmly than perhaps any other Birchville Cat Motel release. Campbell Kneale will have to go some way before he tops this one. Very highly recommended indeed.