Not a bad start, Transatlantic plumbs the depth of everything. For a title track, I would like to hear something a little more dramatic. Something of the sense of pioneering perhaps. However, it states its case eloquently enough. Northwoods presents the listener with such dramatic overtones and undertones, though again the bar is set at a prescribed height and doesn't overdo things, therefore keeping an air of respectable limitation. Which is fine and the track seems to address some very topical interests, which is fantastic for music to be able to convey such messages. A reasonably long track, with a scattering of relevant and pertinent voice samples, that it leaves you to stew in your subconscious, whilst you listen on. After having assimilated your conclusions and enjoyed listening to a fair stretch of the legs in Northwood, you are presented with No Man's Land. If only it was culture we needed to worry about, the body count tends to be lower. However, in some senses that is precisely what such a concept is all about. A difference in culture. A diffidence in culture perhaps? When self-assertion becomes wanton xenophobia, we are not truthfully addressing disparities in culture. Which is a shame because, the essentials more or less match up and the apparent incompatability appears to be down to superficial matters of ceremony. Do we not learn from the past? While we cogitate at least there are some reasonably good sounds to muse by. L.ugar A.rtificial captures the essence without a doubt, and I could imagine the locality in mind going about its everyday business with this tune as a soundtrack. Gives you a taster of that particular environment. Next there is Freeway. Now being an ex-biker the concept of the freeway was always appealing, as was the autobahn when I moved into cars. Now I am a sound surfer, which still requires an element of concentration but allows my imagination to run wild. Like the ghosts of iron horses along the side of the freeway. Deep River is actually the dream place for one such as I. Some might say 'awkward' but I prefer to think more honestly. Bright lights and such have never held much of a fascination for me. In some ways, and upon reflection, it was the dream being perpetually waved under people's noses that caused the perceived difference in culture and resulting unparalleled reaction. I preferred listening to this track and imagining that I was on the banks of such a deep river, feeling somewhat more at home with such a prospective environment. Nature always achieves that for me, perspective, peacefulness. As for Nightfly, when you are up that high, the sun never leaves the sky. Obviously, it does not, it is only a matter of perspectives, but they count nonetheless and prove motivational in such a potentially destructive manner. Think carefully. Think! Then we are left after such a thoughtful listening experience to wind down with that very same sun, the one we all look towards and share, when we have the opportunity. Next time you gaze that way, imagine who else is doing the same, just from a different angle. See it you can make the connection.