When We Focus... is one 70-minute long chord. The sound recalls a pipe organ, but the harmonics are fuller than on Jliat's Hilbert's Hotel, another similar drone. Where Hilbert's Hotel was induced a meditative state, When We Focus... is more hypnotic, thanks to the cycling harmonic phases. Still, once again this is a 70-minute drone. One could take ten three-minute excerpts out of it and never be able to differentiate them. The "piece" ends abruptly at exactly 70:00 -- at least Hilbert's Hotel laid the listener down with a gradual three-minute fade out. Disappointing.
AllMusic Review by François Couture