The music of Visible Cloaks – the duo of Spencer D and Ryan Carlile, previously known as just "Cloaks" – has been bubbling under the surface of the already rich experimental electronic scene that exists in Portland, OR, and they only have a handful of limited CDRs, a few tape releases (the most recent of which came out on Cameron "Sun Araw" Stallones' Sun Ark Editions) and a string of albums released exclusively in Japan in existence. Visible Cloaks "live in a weird zone where corporate Japanese ambient music meets fourth world pop abstraction," writes Other Music. The collision of synthesized/acoustic sounds and genres – from Eno or Steve Roach's ambience to Javanese Gamelan – are intertwined so effortlessly and effectively that trying to parse out distinct sources is of foolhardy focus. Just as Haruomi Hosono created the magical space between India and Japan with Cochin Moon, Visible Cloaks are building unique worlds with their music. Their debut LP includes the studio recorded pieces from the Sun Ark tape as well as previously unreleased material.