Henri Pousseur shockingly succeeds in constructing a highly engrossing 3 and a half hour journey over the entire Earth in 17 sections. Each track here is built with a layer of field recordings of an area overladen by various samples of music from the areas, sometimes combining cultures that fall into the same cross-sections to very intriguing results. On the purely sonic level, the work is titanic and will definitely provide at least one track that absorbs the listener utterly. It is to the album's undying credit that such a grandiose concept never becomes kitschy or offensive in its quick sampling of cultures; Pousseur definitely has an intimate knowledge of the places he discusses. Highly recommended.
9/10; changes me