8/10 Brian Staff review, 31 August 2012
From the echoing zoo of sound that is the kick-off aural structure here, you know you're on interesting ground with an Autistici release. David W Newman is an experimental sound artist of visionary proportions, his productions are steeped in eccentricity, grace, discordance and mystery, no mere minimal drones and twittering field recordings for him. He likes to get his hands dirty if it were, delving into sonic possibilities to create ambient music that is teeming with life and bristling with character.
He finds the secret door that opens between gently morphing stillness and the often jarring noise of life. I mean, the third track suddenly has some fucker hammering loudly a couple of minutes in, yet it comes across as weirdly metronomic and fits perfectly within the context of the piece. Well worth checking out is anything this guy creates, even his drone works get beautifully entangled in your mind, displaying tactile frayed edges and a real depth of personality. I think this offering for Hibernate is one of the best yet!
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