This is the kind of sound art that demands your attention, and it will most likely annoy or confuse anyone who is just hearing it passively. What Sebastien Roux has created here with "Revers Quest" is akin to a heavily processed digital dream. Roux's sound manipulation is assymetrical and pretty heavy handed, yet he still gives his source material room to breathe. There is a vocal narration being read, some piano, bell sounds, a little percussion, some cello, and environmental field recordings - all of which are cut up and rearranged in this sonic collage. There are moments of uncomfortable isolation which are broken up with quick cuts to a new sound - like hearing something behind you and turning quickly to see it just barely move away.
The whole undertaking feels pretty schizophrenic at times, reminding me of some of the more intense moments from Harmony Korine's film "Julien Donkey Boy". It's very captivating stuff, and it's interesting how much more intense this feels in comparison to a lot of the harsh noise being produced today. There is an incredible amount of tension that Roux seems to control with ease (he can make a few seconds of silence seem terrifying), and the sense of space that he creates is totally unique, like being trapped in a malfunctioning computer programmed dream. This is definitely not good for a casual listen, but the level of unique intensity and detail employed by Roux makes this a compelling work of sonic art. 10/10 -- Charles Franklin (26 February, 2008)