"Señor Zalla" starts the album with an Afro vibe, closely followed by the zouk-style of "Zon Zon Zon" and "Port-au-Coeur"'s mellow Balearic tones, as Shelter twists nature's sounds into his own sonic world. "Bucolica", an upbeat wonder of a track, turns to the ambient mantra of "Courant Rouge" and its distant cousin "Courant Bleu", a classic rhythmic Balearic piece with syncopated melody and delayed drums. "La Volière" (the French can make even "bird cage" sound beautiful) brings the album to a close with a smile in the mind's eye. Zon Zon Zon is universal. It could easily have been created in Ibiza or Canada, Australia or Africa. It was in fact recorded at Paris, where Shelter forged beauty through the sounds of nature and uncovers a wisdom in its simplicity. Expect good things from Alan. Here's the first chapter. 180 gram vinyl.