Jeff Greinke is one of the world's leading practitioners of dark minimalism. He recorded Timbral Planes in 1986 and 1987 at Simultaneous Studios in Seattle, WA. Dossier Records (in Germany) released it in 1988. Greinke remixed it in 1993, and Linden Music reissued it in 1994. It is a very worthy reissue. Greinke builds vast atmospheres on top of deep drones. He surrounds those dark atmospheres with darker and drearier textures. Experimental sounds add the finishing touch and push this soundscape to the limit. This CD will appeal to fans of Lustmord, Mathias Grassow, Alio Die, and Isomorph. It is an important disc for collectors of electronic minimalism.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts