Sean Deason's first full-length as Freq came just one year after his proper debut, Razorback, and it shows him branching out into a wide array of styles inspired by, but nowhere near derivative of, his Detroit home. Appearing much more comfortable working under an alias, Deason goes through hard and dark techno on "Xirtam 2," but moves into positively lush territory with "Dreamtime." He's also one of the few Detroit producers to verge into drum'n'bass territory, and on "Fury," he shows he's one of the best American producers in the mostly British medium. The genre experimentations on Heaven work because the music itself is just as solid on its own merits.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush