“Archive One” is the first in a series of unreleased works from Anomalous Disturbances, aka the Vancouver-based ambient artist Terry O’Brien.
The collected nine tracks of floating ambient soundscapes have been composed using sound processors and looping devices, in which occasionally some e-guitar shows up. “Languorous Liaisons” sets the mood for some Roach-kindred ethereal textural music, but it’s a pity the sound quality doesn’t meet the same standard. The e-guitar is featured in the rather melancholic track “Lull”, but sounds very much like David Sylvian (album “Gone to Earth”) on “The Invisible Landscape”.
The minimal-sounding track “Swamp Gass” is from early 1987 and is Terry’s first looping music. “X mess Under Orange Alert” is a dark morphing dronescape with a dull sound quality, which should have been left out. The closing track is a rather silly and chaotic remix of “Blue Honey” (found on his debut-album) which doesn’t make sense to me either.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Anomalous Disturbances artist page