Normandeau creates pure adventures in sound. Crackles, animal kingdom sounds, machinery, electronic instrumentation, and more flow from one to the next. This series of sounds not only commands attention but is sufficiently dovetailed to strike the listener as musical. Normandeau refers to his suggestive style as "acousmantic music" in which he creates "cinema for the ear." His approach inspires mental images as effectively as other music creates moods. Like the well-known Chinese puzzle, the composer puts together superficially incongruous sound-shapes into arresting and imaginative aural sculptures.
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte