Comparisons between the sand of the earth with the stars above are
many, but comparisons of this release by American composer
John Hudak with his previous work are far less to be found.
The first piece of this CD mastered by John's friend and collaborator
Stephan Mathieu (Sirr.ecords, Lucky Kitchen, Hapna, etc),
is unlike much of John's previous work in that it features sharp staccato
percussive sounds suddenly dodging in and out, but nevertheless
it still has John's "endless" compositional sense written into it.
A subtle sense of humor seems to be inherent in the piece as well,
as if some of the sounds hesitate with indecision as to whether
or not they should make their presence known or perhaps they are
trying to avoid colliding with some of the other sounds.
And upon listening to this piece, be careful with volume settings
at first listen, because the listener will quickly discover another aspect
of this piece that is unlike much of John's previous work: sudden
volume shifts. This seems to suggest that the sounds are also
changeable in temperament as well!
The second piece on this CD is perhaps the most meditative
of the collection with its muted midrange buzzing that jumps around
within the stereo spectrum, perhaps being reminiscent of musical
radar signals or sonifications of normally inaudible activity occurring
in a planet's magnetosphere, all the while maintaining a benevolent
And what could possibly be described as the amplification of rolling ion
particle blasts being broadcast via shortwave radio, tells us that
we have reached the third and final piece of this collection of
what could be considered as being among John Hudak's finest works.