Having already forged an identity doing shockwave techno as Drome and experimental dub as Nonplace Urban Field, Friedmann tunes his antennae to the Eno meridian on LEISURE ZONES. In the purest sense, Friedmann has constructed a textbook example of Eno's "ambient" music. Barely discernible tones seem to evolve out of a subatomic abyss, cycle, assume queasily tangible shapes, and eventually blur into sonic ellipses that vanish as soon as they appear.
As Friedmann suggests in the booklet, this is music set to accompany low-level activities. His sounds approximate the late-evening throb of suburban traffic flow. Nevertheless, at any volume level this is prototypical environmental music, minus the frothy rhythmic baggage that resides in much of today's mislabeled ambient music. LEISURE ZONES is as definitive a piece of non-participatory sonic art as anything done by the good doc Eno himself.