I get the impression that Burton has done alot of soul searching lately. this music comes across as almost an expression of an inner journey to understanding either himself, who he is, the world around him, etc. And is very soothing and happy. Not like pop music garbage happy but uplifting in a good way. Not exactly existential but something. While the last songs on demanufacture and obsolete were dark and sad this is similar, just light instead of dark. Give it an honest listen and you may like it. No screaming or aggression on this at all which may alienate him industrial/metal fans from Fear Factory. The guys in Ministry helped out a bit with Al adding some instruments (lap steel, mandolin, keys) and executive producing and paul raven doing some bass and beat work. I think this is a great piece of work that shows the multi-talents of Burton. Give it a listen with open mind and ears and see for yourself.