"In the truest Eno fashion, it might appear that little development occurs
throughout the duration of "A Smooth Surface"'s twenty-four minutes, but
there is subtle emotive motion between the languid tones that truly allow the
piece to breathe and unfold, like tossing a pebble into a pond and watching
the ripples slowly fade into oblivion."
"A Produce's previous release Reflect Like a Mirror, Respond Like an Echo was
a vivid blend of ambient, ethnic and cross-cultural fusions. This, in
contrast, is far from being vivid. It's a tranquil and sedate excursion very
close to the quietest Brian Eno. Drones punctuated by semi-percussive bell
or piano-like tones, doing very little, but flowing very nicely. Indeed, A
Smooth Surface is an apt title for such a sedate tranquil album."
Audion (England), 7/94
"The sounds and music here are meditative and abstract, a soundtrack,
perhaps, for watching a drop of rainwater caress down the windowpane.
Simple, uncluttered, and unhurried chords and drones offer the opportunity
to let go of troubling thoughts and touch the pulse of pure consciousness.
Everyone in the office has commented on its radiant beauty."
NAPRA Journal, 4/94
"The excellent title cut is the full-length, 24-minute version of the very
abbreviated opening cut of his last CD. Now it's fleshed out beyond just the
long drones of the synthesized finger cymbal to include background sounds and
pulses, creating a stronger, trance-inducing effect.... This is a strong EM
release which sets the state for his wonderfully diverse "Land of a Thousand
Dream's Word, 3/95