The first album for The Illuminous Exodus and only album of theirs featuring this line-up. One may discern a number of influences, whether intentional or likely not. The first tune one may consider notably similar to recordings by The Police at the time, only this arrangement would also include perhaps Larry Fast or Jean Michel Jarre. Pastelle, the second track, on the other hand is entirely original and is the first of three known recordings by The Illuminous Exodus wherein Zig plays kalimba. The third track, Soundscapes, one may describe as a Musique Concrčte chamber duet between the Gnome 3740 and the Univox EC-80A Echo Chamber. The next three tracks embody what was the original cassette release of Music(s) For/In Transient Times, recorded in three sessions in August of 1983, comprising one overdub due to the limitations of the portastudio. Track four is the first of three known releases of Zig's composition, "Not Raining", the other releases done subsequently with the band 'i.e.' and later on his debut solo CD release. The other two tracks from these first sessions one may get a hint of Pink Floyd's 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' considering the sound of the RS-09 Organ. The last track, also a 'bonus' from later in 1983 mixes styles reminiscent of Musique Concrčte, avant garde performance art somewhat similar to Spoken Word that Laurie Anderson was doing at that time, with the haunting ending also reminiscent of certain passages on Pink Floyd's Ummagumma.
Photo of (L-R) Zig, Dan, and Paul in Paul's basement about two years prior to this recording.