A bright, shimmering epic where critics and fans had expected more moody breakbeat electro, the debut Carl Craig
LP appeared after years of production work and marked the first of many times when Craig
was obviously making his own way, oblivious to what critics might think. Beginning with the sounds of an automobile starting up on "Mind of a Machine" (complete with warning bells and a seatbelt click), Craig
introduces us to his man-machine world, where cruising I-96 west of Detroit is a sublime night-time journey, conjuring visions of Trans-Europe Express
and "Strings of Life" instead of What's Going On
. The single "Science Fiction," "Technology," the title track and "Einbahn" continue the journey to its close back in the garage. Landcruising
was a change-up for critics, but as usual, Craig
proved up to the expectations.