Since meeting in 2006 in Australia, experimental electronic types Lawrence English (he of Room40 fame) and Stephen Vitiello have been collaborating by e-mail, sending ideas, sketches and sounds back and forth and allowing compositions to grow organically. This process is hardly new, but rarely has it been refined to the level evident on â€˜Acute Inbetweensâ€™. The two artistsâ€™ ideas are very different, but their personalities and strengths fuse with a graceful bliss as Vitielloâ€™s tempered field recordings and Englishâ€™s peculiar modular hiccups form harmonic clouds of electronic sound. It would almost be rude to simply pass the record off as another excursion into the already well-populated drone genre; the subtle hands at work here make this a far more â€˜composedâ€™ experience than many of English and Vitielloâ€™s peers. While the overwhelming sounds can occasionally be dissonant and confusing, repeat listens reveals carefully planned pockets of notes, and hidden, reverberating rhythms. A synthesizer record where synthesizers can barely be heard, a field recording album where the recordings are pushed into far-off realms of gaseous intensity or a drone record where the drones are far from static? â€˜Acute Inbetweensâ€™ is a deeply difficult record to classify, but one which amazes and excites in equal measure. Recommended.