Illusion Of Safety ‎– Of & The

Soleilmoon Recordings ‎– sol 4 cd
2 × CD, Album


1-1 Puer 6:54
1-2 Playground 14:23
1-3 Erosion 7:46
1-4 P.O.E. 20:48
1-5 Lilt 23:07
2-1 Immerse 15:43
2-2 Clearing 9:21
2-3 Center 13:12
2-4 Holding 18:39
2-5 No Thing 6:19

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Recordings 1992-1995.

Made in the USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): upc 7 5390 7704 21
  • Barcode (Reader): 753907770421
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 mirrored): ▒▒▒ 19264 ▒▒▒ 3 7 (8051) SOL4CD NORTHWESTERN INC.
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L871
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 mirrored): ▒▒▒ 19484 ▒▒▒ 2 7 (8051) NW00322CD NORTHWESTERN INC.
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L871


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October 12, 2013

Must agree with Hexdump, this seems to have passed under everyone's radar. One of the best albums to come out of that grey industrial/ambient/field recordings track sounds like a playground bell ringing, but at such a slowed-down pace that it becomes a menacing, breathing entity. Another begins with what sounds like an interval during a symphony with the audiences coughing looped with the sounds of the orchestra tuning up, only to escalate into a thrilling and voluminous drone which then dissipates into the sound of a thunderstorm. Nothing is as it seems with IOS. Everything is up to be intermingled; everything shape-shifts in the hands of these wizards. Bow down and worship!


July 19, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

What? No comment for this masterpiece yet? For me this is one most deep and intriguing ambient works ever produced. Despite me not being the biggest fan of all of Dan Burke's work this album is the great exception. The soundscapes presented are really like imaginary journeys from macro- to microcosm and back. The ingredients are organic drones, vibrating string planes and haunting field recordings with a very naturalistic touch to it. 'Immerse' is my favourite track on the album starting out with a hypnotically stretched string melody accompanied by the sound of something like breaking waves on a beach and gradually shapeshifting into the sounds of cars passing by on a wet road. Genious.
There is something about this record that is hard to describe. It's like a mix of primordial fears and strange childhood memories. Or maybe i'm just completely crazy. However, the energy contained in this album is extraordinary.