Having helped found Skinny Puppy and spent time in Doubting Thomas, Tear Garden, and Download, cEvin Key is an icon of electronic music. This album reaches into Key’s archives for works recorded and written 1984-5 and have been reassembled into the present form of a post-psychedelic headspace in 2003. It is Ken Marshall (Skinny Puppy, Download) that helps refine this music into the weird and otherworldly ride that it is. As a result, none of this sounds mid-’80’s, meaning either Key was way ahead of his time or a lot of reworking was done for the pristine, thoroughly contemporary results. Masterfully moody without being impressive, this is a good record of slick beats with creepy sound bites (voices) from one of the greats.
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