I probably wouldn't have listened to this without the context of it being about dementia, but even without that context, this is a real work of art. The distorted big-band samples create a sound that starts out nostalgic, and becomes disturbing and confused, then fades into emptiness, but is enthralling all the way through. Stage 4 is my favorite, simultaneously defying musical logic and upholding it. Ivan Stanton
I'm in love with this song! I usually won't listen to something digitally before the vinyl arrives in the mail--I make a real event of its arrival--but I can't stay away from this one. The album has a nice variety of sounds and satisfies my tastes in a way Autechre haven't done for years, while never sounding like a rip-off of Ae's early work. This is terrific. Scott
It really looks like the cover photo is of a specific area in Hampi India. Hampi is a wonderful and magical area and whether the photo is actually of that or not, the subtle Indian-vocals that anchor the morning side capture the ancient magic.
I look forward to returning to India and listening to this, tea in hand as I sit at the base of an ancient Shiva temple. All this is full, all that is full, from fullness fullness comes. when fullness is taken from fullness, fullness still remains. ❤️ Sidekick Wave