Few albums in existence are as beautiful or as haunting as this album is. Unlike S.A.W. 85-92, Vol. II is pure ambient. And just as with Drukqs, this album is an exercise in contrast. The most touchingly beautiful opuses you will probably ever hear are met with chilling dark ambient pieces. Each song presents its own atmosphere, and although this album is not as cohesive as it could be, it still makes for a wonderful whole. I'd give this album a 5 but it just is too inconsistent, but despite this it is still an amazing album that should be experienced by anyone interested in electronica or ambient music.
Alternative title: 24 Songs for Cash Vol 1. Seriously this album smacks of lazyness. I'll give you an example of the worse offender. There is one 10min track that starts with a simple rhythm track that doesn't change for the whole song. 1min in a sample of a laughing kid comes in. Over the next 9min the only change in the song is laughing sample is SLOWLY pitch shifted lower. That's it, that's the song. In all fairness if the best 5-6 songs would make a decent EP. What's annoying is alot of the poorer tracks have good ideas in them but they're not developed. It feels like he gave up on the songs when they were half finished.
I absolutely ADORE the soft, ambient drone pieces on this album. If the album was 1 CD simply composed of these, it would come down as one of my favourite albums of all time. Unfortunately, the dark ambient pieces knock the rating down for me.