Album Press page continues to be updated, the latest being a wonderful, in-depth and detailed review/article by Thom Jurek for AllMusic.com…
” I’ve spent weeks playing The Drift, Scott Walker’s latest foray into dense, art-damaged composition, precise spatial construction, and process-oriented production. The Drift feels like a perverse funhouse mirror reflecting back individual and collective senses of dislocation, brokenness, and the unexpected, sometimes perverse places love exists inside, helping to facilitate redemption or disaster. The cracked language fragments that serve as lyrics offer distorted images and utterances a way to speak from the void and enter the world. In the album’s songs, Walker brings listeners meditations on history, real and imagined. But there are stories here, too; they are either forgotten, or never existed. ”
“He offers no place to run, no place to hide, only absence, littered space, and the wandering around of unseeable beings and buildings across the landscape, lifting the whole thing to the level of Shakespearean tragedy.”
the full article is here.
Also interesting to note - at Metacritic, in their list of the top albums thus far of 2006, based on accumulated critic scores, The Drift is #2!