The repetition is what does it. The melody in two parts that creates the floating foundation for the first untitled track, those five notes on a six minute loop while guitars soar and a faint drum machine acts as a the ghost of a metronome left on the tape from a previous recording. And from there, ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE reach only upwards with synths breathing like tentacles, transcending all of the clichés that (understandably) tie ambiance down. Equal parts primitive new age, lost art house sound track, '70s synthesizer experimentation....but together it simply feels like a creation. It works.