Forlorn, desolate, and infused with dark grandeur, these eerie drones build into a hypnotic crescendo that peaks in the last and most grandiose track, "Architectôn." Even after thousands (yes, thousands!) of listens, this exquisite album still gives me chills. Like many dark ambient fans, I consider it among the best-of-the-best in the genre. I often point neophytes to it, with the caveat that it may spoil you: not many albums ever reach this kind of pinnacle!