We thought he'd never make, but after much back and forth with customs, Scott Gailey's debut finally lands on British shores. And not a moment too soon, since it's now sold out at source, and most importantly, because it stands as one of the most majestically constructed ambient works I've heard in some time. The nods to Yoshimura, Hirose, Hassell, even a little musique concrete, suggest Gailey either a savant or an academic of the discipline. The truth lies somewhere in between. At first I honestly believed this to be some relic from the early 80s unearthed by those masterful people at Seance Centre, so impressive is Gailey's craft. Yet he's clearly cut from the same cloth as contemporaries Visible Cloaks, Huerco S, Felicia Atkinson, even reminding me of Hecker circa Piano Drop, deeply versed in the traditions of the form, equally deeply unhurried by the modern world. 'Ambient' music is a popular now as I can recall, loads of reasons why I'm sure, but contrary to its central precepts, I think it might be because it runs parallel to the noise of the world, offering an alternative landscape, an escape. But what do i know? Maybe it just sounds nice? Only 100 of these ever made. We've got five.