I know a few on the forum are going to disagree with me here, but to be honest I've found it very hard to get into Caul's Hypnos debut "Let the Stars Assume the Whole of Night." This album almost became the second Hypnos CD I never bought (the other one which I still haven't bought is Herion's "Out and About"). Like the Herion disc, "Let the Stars" is, to me at least, very far away from my notions of ambient/electronic music. Instead, it's a very structured "electro-acoustic" sounding recording (although the acoustic instruments seem sampled/synthetic), with elements of world, classical, and soundtrack music. Yes, it indeed does remind one of an alternative soundtrack to a David Lynch film, as mentioned in the press release. The excellent film composer Cliff Martinez also comes to mind. I would characterize the album as "avant-garde soundtrack music meets post-rock, with a gothic/classical element." In general, let me say, the music is very well done, and I can appreciate it from a technical standpoint. Tracks like "Radiance Falls" and "The Sparkling Snow is Full of Roses" sound like the legendary post-rock UK band Bark Psychosis, with the dusky jazz drums and twangy guitar, and employing other sounds like wordless female vox, cellos, bells, and piano. The mood here is "subdued." A couple of the tracks reminded me of Dead Can Dance and are very good: "We Are LIke Heartless Shadows" and "Words of Praise Arise, Like Flowers" employ gothic Lisa Gerrard type vocals with a funereal drum beat on one, and the jazzy Bark Psychosis drums on the other. "Just One Autumn For Ripe Songs" reminded me of Harold Budd with its piano phrasing (speaking of Budd, I think he would KILL for these poetic track titles!). Only a couple tracks--"Upon the Vines" and "Bells Ring Softly in the Twilight Air"--employ the dark ambient spooky electronic drone sounds one would expect of a Caul release. So, overall I did enjoy this album, however I'm not sure it's something I would go back to again and again.