Jerusalem: Tales Outside the Framework of Orthodoxy

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Much in the spirit of Sebastian Meissner's past work as Autopoieses and Random Industries, his debut as Random Inc., Jerusalem: Tales Outside the Framework of Orthodoxy, finds him exploring purely intellectual ambient-experimental soundscapes. The fact that this album finds abundant influence in Israeli acoustic music obviously differentiates it from those past albums, though. Again, Meissner segments the music into numerous short tracks and tries to employ a suturing effect. It works surprisingly well relative to his past work, and the effect often crosses over into a dreamy audio adventure into the streets of Jerusalem. A healthy dose of computer-aided sound production propels the Israeli sounds beyond mundaneness. Definitely not for most and not exactly pleasing to the ear, Jerusalem should appeal to those intrigued by Meissner's past work, or to those intrigued by such an intellectual exercise.

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