Inspired by a photo he took of Joshua Tree National Park prior to a thunderstorm, Berlin-based producer Robert Henke (Monolake) has conjured another disc of monument, beatless music. Signal To Noise will appeal to those into Monolakeís Gobi. The Desert EP, a vast, elemental vista of becalming and vaguely sinister ambience. Signal To Noiseís slowly evolving, vastly spacious soundscapes possess a holy aura and that quality which marks the best ambient music: It evokes the wonders of nature without getting Hallmark card sappy about it. The musicís subtlety and power point to a master producer/sound designer at the controls.