Moebius and Roedelius, the Austrian composers who have performed as Cluster for three decades now, have collaborated with fellow ambient pioneers like Brian Eno and Holger Czukay numerous times over the years. So it comes as little surprise that their expressionistic style shares more in common with neo-classicalists like Phillip Glass than today's more techno-influenced ambient artists. One Hour, the duo's fourteenth album, is exactly that-- one hour of songs culled from four hours of continuous improvisation. At times the experimental music flows like some bizarre soundtrack for a David Lynch-influenced student film. At others, it sounds like classical music even your Grandma could dig (er... well, maybe not). Although the duo's wildly eclectic, esoteric sound may take some getting used to, One Hour is one of those sneaky discs that continues to grow on you with each listen.
AllMusic Review by Bret Love