When exploring abandoned places, I am often tempted to take away with me some of the things I came to discover. Not as a trophy, but more as a kind of metonymic way to remember the place, because more often than not, it's these where you don't come back the same. But as time went on it became more and more obvious that these things only have a real emotional power in their specific context of desolation, and eventually, I started to only take things away when I want to use them as part of future project. That's what Dust Apparition's Emily did with this release, and let me say that the results are simply gorgeous. With a release like this, it goes beyond simple handmade CDR covers and it's necessary to say a few words about the artwork before discussing the music. Emily dug out a dozen 7" vinyl circles of soil from the forest. These vinyls were then painted with a beautiful astral vision, taking these objects from the ground and into space... they hold a 3" CDR with Sorrel's music in delicate paper. It's simple, beautiful, evocative and full of mystery.
The musical material is nothing less than expected - these quiet drones are akin to San Francisco's Bonus; they are slow and tense, mysterious and peaceful at the same time. It's a real trip covered in reverberation. It's music that, just like its artwork, deals a lot with the material nature of its media with deep low hums that get the speakers buzzing, adding an appreciable dimension to this very beautiful work. Get it while it's available, it's flying out quick. 9/10 -- Constantin Dubois (5 December, 2007)