Maggi Payne's challenging electronic album 'Crystal' was first released in 1986 by Lovely Music, home to experimental musicians such as Robert Ashley, David Behrman, Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier. On this work flute, spoken voice, sonifications and synthesizers are processed to create dense and massive structures. Silent sections gently evolve into flowing drones of complex resonances. Oozing drones evolve into dense and powerful peaks of short duration. The compositions and sounds on 'Crystal' have incredible depth, a profound logic and, though not "pretty", an irresistible beauty.