This album rocks. Just had an excellent headphone experience, and was mightily impressed. The emotion behind it is intense, sweeping. Steve Roach is in full power mode here; sparks fly off this display of mastery. Catch those furious crows cawing eight minutes into track two!! Epic...no other artist does it like this. Though it perhaps can be said that Roach sticks to a certain tried and true pathway, or current, he has truly made that world his own, fleshing it out fully and allowing himself to explore ever further. In this wonderful domain, he is a master. By focusing his skills in this way, he is able to take us very far out. This album resonates and flows in such an assured, mesmerizing way, you will barely realize the time has gone by. So Roach doesn't radically change what he does from album to album like some artists, but ultimately, he has stayed true to one vision, and won through to make that vision a solid fortress of sound.