Electrical Shroud, recorded in 1995-1996, is Transient v Resident's first release. The seven tracks are presented as parts of one work, although they don't segue into each other. This structure is reminiscent of Jean-Michel Jarre's first albums like Equinox and Oxygène, but the comparison ends here. You will not find a catchy melody in Electrical Shroud; a steady rhythm is also something seldom heard (there is one in "Part V"). This is gloomy, dark electronic music, with ambient moods that never really settle in. It unfolds slowly and can get very noisy at times (the first eight minutes of "Part I" are screeching), but also peaceful. Some electronics are close to electro acoustic aesthetics, but this music doesn't come through as overtly experimental, although it is more challenging than Jarre or Tangerine Dream!
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AllMusic Review by François Couture