Boomkat Product Review:
Proto-IDM and ambient electronic sound designs from Mark Van Hoen's Locust project on R&S subsidiary Apollo, here reissued with six bonus tracks. Perhaps with a certain amount of inevitability the technology involved dates the record, but once you embrace its vintage you really start to appreciate the composerly ear behind all this. While the album closes with the cavernous, aircraft hangar dark ambience of 'Fruit Molecules' Van Hoen is equally inventive as a beat maker, coming up with Aphex-paralleling percussive programming on 'Good God' towards the top of the playlist. During the strong mid-section there's a close alliance to techno, with 'Air Primary' and 'Air Secondary' making convincing gestures towards advancing more conventional 4/4-style material.