Robert Scott Thompson’s latest, a long-form abstract piece, reaches back to the likes of ‘Music For Summer Evening‘ and offers exquisite explorations of soundscapes both surreal and serene, which, at first listen, might suggest an “even-tempered” soundscape, but which actually contains startling events of both beauty and even hints of danger now and then, with deep rumblings promising some disturbing thing to come. As a matter of fact, parts of this album, if not the whole album, would make a great soundtrack for a high-quality movie.
Robert Scott Thompson has been called an alchemist of sound, and it is a fitting description. This album proves, again, that ALL sounds, properly arranged, can be experienced as music, music in the sense of what it means to the majority of listeners.
While he will never sell as many records as Madonna(!) to those with a more open mind, this sort of music is far, far, far, by FAR, more adventurous and rewarding. And that’s not slamming Madonna, just saying.
One leaves satisfied, eager for more.
— Ulf Claesson