Thursday, April 24, 2008
Styles: Ambient Techno, Techno, Ambient Dub
For his first album as Placid Angles, Beltran retained bits of his original Detroit techno inspiration but tempered the whole with a growing stock of ambient (and even new age) textures. Tracks like "Ocean," "Fate" and the beatless "Everything Under the Sun" recall early-'90s Artificial Intelligence maestros like Black Dog and B12 material and shades of original Detroit.
- John Bush (Allmusic Guide)