(Die Stadt)

Wonderfully packaged – following the high quality standards of this label – comes this new release by Dan Burke (somewhere along the line helped by Mark Klein, Thymme Jones and Kurt Griesch) that showcases IOS at its very best in various live and studio settings. The sound oscillates between dark ambient and musique concrete, with just a slight touch of repetitive electronics here and there, made to measure for giving some life in an otherwise cloudy, oppressive atmosphere, rarely broken by pictures that make me think to an ant-hill with all its internal rules and processions. All in all, Illusion Of Safety keep setting a brisk pace to musical excellence.