I listened to An Hourglass Of Opals in 1994 for the first time... And still it is my fav... The next three are great too but Opals
is like mother duck for me Film Decay
is more darker then Resin
and yes it grabs me too.
About Sonogram: yes, it was beat-oriented, melodic "idm" type stuff
but if you like TC you need to listen to Heartbeat Submarines
and Substrates (Ambient Works 1995-1999)
. My opinion is that these should be released as Tear Ceremony. Submarines is like Resin
is like Film Decay
. If you check tracklist you will see some familiar tracks that already were on Opals
. I have a strong feeling that was Gautreau's marketing strategy to published them under another moniker.