I'll admit to being dismayed when Mike Carss told me he didn't have any self-written liner notes for his Complex Silence 22 release. But he did add, "the track titles pretty much cover what I want to say."
The first thought that flashed through my mind was, "What could I possibly write, by way of introduction, to do sincere justice to his CS contribution?" I considered writing nothing; just letting the music and the track titles speak for themselves (which happily they accomplish perfectly).
But as the CS curator, I feared my silence might be taken as disrespectful of Mike's effort and his gift to the Series. So, as I was listening to his release again, searching for appropriate words and phrases, the music itself presented the solution. There was only one word I had to write:
Without doubt, Altus is among the elite best artists working in the ambient music genre. …