"based on sounds I first heard while dreaming. When I wake up, I go straight into the studio and try to create what I've heard."

Richard D. James, a.k.a. 'Aphex Twin'

Selected Ambient Works II is a composition of unparalleled sonic beauty, although sometimes disturbing. 'White Blur 2' is pure eery, with samples from the mutterings of depressed clowns, and 'spots' is the voices inside my head, whispering. 'Grey Stripe' is the haunting of my soul.
And then there is the nicer side. 'Lichen' is everything I ever wanted to be, pure liquid beauty, enveloping me, telling me that it is okay, I don't have to be anything at all. So often it makes me cry.
At night I start the first disc, listening to 'cliffs', the "rippling hypnotic mix of half-phrases and what sounds like "a harp being played underwater," to lull myself into nothing.