"The absolute cutting edge of modern music. Adjectives do not do this rich, seamless music justice; nor does categorization. "Instrumentation" and/or samples run the full gamut. There is occasional singing and vocalizations, and even a singing computer at one point. Definitely psychedelic, organic, and electronic... if you can even imagine that. You can't until you hear it."
"Outstanding modern music. Full of rhythm, beautiful textures, melody, some vocal samples, but mostly fantastic overall aesthetics. Lower "weirness factor" than the more daring/risky Ineffable Mysteries, but that makes this a bit more accessible. An absolute pleasure to listen to."
"One of the very few that comes close to the pinnacle of modern music is its predecessor by the same artist. Head and shoulders above anything else, but you do have to be "experienced," or at least have an open mind. Read the reviews."
"It took this a long time to come out on CD, so this was left off this list until now. Great musicianship and piece composition by 2 former members of Mahavishnu Orchestra who play all instruments, but this is more melodic than most MO. Everyone loves this, and no one gets tired of it. One song has Jan Hammer vocals, but it's still a great song. Just great music the way it should be."
"O.T.T. is at least acquainted with Simon Posford, and they are the only non-blood-related artist I know of to approach his quality in terms of modern electronic music. Similar in style and craft to "In Dub" by Hallucinogen, but this one is a bit more varied and longer. Modern, highly textured, non-repetitive dub/electronica."
"This Icelandic band is hard to describe. It is hauntingly beautiful (dark to brilliantly gorgeous) distortion-oriented art rock, I suppose. The lyrics are generally beautifully sung, but good luck understanding them. Literal understanding is not necessary however, and that is a hallmark of greatness. Their other works are almost as good."
"I am only familiar with about half of his later work. The planet drum CD's are great, but not as consistent as this one. Mickey Hart deserves to be on this list due to his music ambassadorship alone. This work is emblematic of his ground-breaking world-percussive music. Actually, this is quite melodic, and not overly percussive."
"Again, the best is hard to get. A mid 70's jazz fusion masterpiece. Has everything from haunting beauty to some of the most intense yet melodic instrumental work you'll ever hear. Lenny was the great drummer for Return To Forever. Here, he plays with Larry Coryell, Al DiMeola, and other greats."
"All-star lineup, including Al DiMeola, Klaus Schulze, and Michael Shrieve; but doesn't sound pretentious at all. Quite simply some of the best music you'll ever hear. Calling it fusion doesn't do it justice."