Autumn and winter. These periods motivate the human to summarize, to revise his convictions and gathered experience. Nature at this time facilitates immersion in thoughts about those aspects of life that do not lie on the surface, but paint the background daily. In the beginning, there's gloomy autumnal mood: cold, moisture and the leaden sky. Next, trance hypnotic vision of snowstorm that wraps all around, the observer and his consciousness with impenetrable veil of peace and quiet, leaving alone with depth. Then reality becomes thinner, and infinity peeps through it.
Virgin's fourth Ambient volume is the first of all-new material from contemporary artists, and it provides the most highlights of any in the series. Tracks from a score of crucial new-ambient producers, including Aphex Twin, Seefeel, O'Rang, EAR, Main, Final, Lull, Labradford, Techno Animal, Scorn and Paul Schütze. Seeing as each track is available only on this collection, it became the hardest-to-find of the entire series soon after its release.
All tracks on CD1 written & produced by Jake Stephenson (his aliases: Alien Mutation, Shamanic Tribes on Acid, Dr. Psychedelic and more) except track 8 with Matt Hillier. All tracks on CD2 written & produced by Dave Hendry (his aliases: O-Head, Transequence, Voyage of the Future Race and more). All tracks on CD4 written & produced by Alan McDermott, Matt Embleton.
Notes on disc 3: "Tribute To Gaia and Morning Song (Part 2) taken from the forthcoming album My Contribution To The World Confusion on Organic Records. All tracks copyright Organic Records." The DJ mix discs use a 'soft-fade' technique.