a bit overdue i know, but thought i would mention that jason put on a superb set last week at this year's inaugural gatherings event in philly. eschewing general 'ambience', he opted instead to present a varied showing of beat-based constructs that were whipped into engaging, well-wrought soundscapes, shot through with bits & tears of the kind of drone/atmospheric work he's so well-known for. also finally got to meet him after all these years (he was an interview subject for one of the earliest issues of "e/i"); very gregarious chap with a broad interest in music, and talented to boot. oh, and this new album is quite excellent, through & through, from the plexiglass encasement it comes in to the adroit textures weaved within. highly recommended.