Album: Planet Genius
Author: M. Sullivan
As much art object as recording, the CD's lettering is hidden in swirling patterns, at first invisible. It lies on a mirrored surface within a clear case, with an elegant insert card hand printed on a 19th century press; the accompanying booklet of notes and artwork is similarly printed. It's a lovely unique package, produced in a limited, numbered edition like fine art multiples.
Unfortunately the music is less interesting than the package. In ambient style (as in techno, not Brian Eno), it was generated by a computer program, and sounds like it. It's done nicely enough for what it is, but not strong enough to hold your attention by itself.
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