In my book this is the one of four cornerstones of Ambient music - featuring talents from aforementioned individuals, both inspired by unsurpassed soviet cult classic - Andrey Tarkovsky film Stalker. Such a combination just cannot fail.
A perfect soundtrack to Urban Exploration and in fact - each listening reminds me of my early urbex days. Back then I wasn't an avid eBay user, so I hadn't the film in my posession yet. All I had was the name and the legends surrounding it. And this beautifully deep audio masterpiece. With time I acquired the film on DVD and was blown away. And now, I have four opportunities to enjoy Stalker: 1) original novel by Strugatski brothers; 2) film; 3) this album; 4) doing Urbex myself. And there was this 4th instance when I wandered in abandoned porcelain factory at night and my brain decided to play back this album. Thas was an awesome experience.
Pics from the factory be below!
Back then, when I documented my explorations with Nokia 6630: