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“Manning’s third Irdial album shows he hasn’t stopped expanding his methods. Although he’s still pursuing the kind of fusion of post-classical and ambient/experimental electronica evident in his previous work, Concision finds him adding rhythmic elements more immediately recognizable to the post-techno lot — machine-bound breaks set in a downbeat electro lope. Where these appear (on only a handful of cuts, actually), they are less the bleating pulse of a dance track than the sketching of a framework (an unfortunately underdeveloped one) for the interlocking explorations of melody and timbral nuance that organized his previous recordings. Recurring themes seem to tie much of Concision into a solid, coherent package, while the tracks switch restlessly between austere solo piano, haunting drones, and stolid, fuzzy, Blade Runner-esque atmospheres. A nice listen now and again.”