The Original 19 March 1996 Press Release
Music as Intellectual Stimulation
The A.D. compilation series was released in suitably understated fashion, embracing non-specific genre experimentation and a forward looking disregard for fashion and compartmentalism. Yet to describe this music simply as experimental is missing the point. Elements of warmth and emotion pervade these layered electronic and atmospheric outposts. There are nine tracks; they can merge with their surroundings or insinuate a strange inspirational calm into human listeners and their environment.
If the term "Ambient" describes an ever evolving musical genre derived from multiple origins, then THREE A.D. manages to reflect this more than capably with a remarkable diversity of electronic styles and moods, whilst avoiding the dark miserablism of an industrial, isolationist agenda.