Boomkat Product Review:
This exceedingly lovely album sees n5MD stepping further away from the front line of IDM than perhaps ever before. The opening soundscaping of 'Safe Passage' instantly places you in a skewed world of digital detritus and abstracted acoustics, which nicely sets up the twinkling music box and wheezing harmonium of 'Tall Hat Greeting'. Soon after, 'Tenuous gears' proves to be in the same mindset as Kim Hiorthoy, Mum and the like but with an added sense of more organic, acoustic instrumentation in there. Next, the curiously titled 'Tepid Coat' is a slow building piece of electronically-enhanced post-rock to rival Explosions In The Sky's sense of scale. The album sustains this level of quality throughout, oscillating between moments of hushed intimacy and outlandish grandeur.