Originally released as a USB card that had 8 tracks totalling almost 4 hours of music, now remixed/trimmed down to an hour.
The original album was recorded as a experiment in disregarding the length of a track, recording and editing until the music had seemed to run its course. I think the longest track was 45 minutes long.
Video for 'Water and Me' by Ross Wood: vimeo.com/31738057
Autres Directions review (translated from french):
"Worlds asleep, golden curls. Height of technology, the new album from Scottish Alec Cheer is a USB key. If the choice of format déroutera the most discerning collectors, however, specify that the object in question does not depart from the pictorial aesthetic that has hitherto been the beauty of Cheer pockets and his side projects - Rain-Cloud in particular. Of the infinitesimal born here his most ambitious work to date: Breathing Tone superb collection of ambient pieces firmly, collects no less than three forty music mainly dedicated to listening level. Can legitimately speak of performance and time stolen. Alex Cheer is however a regular decline fluffy. His music is one of the finest and craft either. Night and Static Map Traps and two of his early records, they already sounded like a journey to the center of intimacy. Sharp melodic twists highly dreamy and melancholy. His work undoubtedly form an excellent introduction to the particular world of abstraction. It will obviously have the night ahead to appreciate the detail of the textures and moving, if we mean certainly less guitar and folk accents into the infinity of Breathing Tone, however, we perceive a little better what makes especially if the report qu'entretiennent loners with the music itself. There is something here that is as much as the refuge of the prison. It is a music that runs beautifully round."
Original article - autresdirections.net/spip.php?article2216
released 19 March 2012