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Has anyone else checked this out? I downloaded a copy with some leftover iTunes giftcard money simply because everything I've gotten from Editions Mego lately has rocked (not counting my misguided purchase of Hecker's "Speculative Solution"; as a real student of academic philosophy, I was kinda annoyed--I appreciated the concept, but the execution was annoying). Anyway, "Off / On" is great. It's very much in the vein of '80s PBS documentaries, which was just before Brian Greene got involved and documentaries started to suck.

 

In some ways, it strikes me as belonging on a playlist between some Advisory Circle, Emeralds, and Oneohtrix.

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