James Spitznagel and Trevor Pinch comprise the duo known as The Electric Golem, who yield generative, modern psychedelic mindscapes thanks to Pinch's command of his Moog Prodigy and homemade modular synths, and Spitznagel's battery of similar devices like the Evolver, Mopho, Tenori-on, Nintendo DSi, iPod Touch, and Orb Sequencer. During his daylight hours, Pinch is Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, and the coauthor of perhaps the definitive book on synthesizer technology, 'Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer'. Spitznagel is a true techno-polyglot, a digital computer artist, photographer, and sonic provocateur who has released all manners of twisted electronica on his Level Green imprint, and continues to raise the bar for circuit-based music as he craftily wrestles with the vagaries of tone, glitch, frequency, and pulsation. 'Sky Snails' is the 2nd effort by the duo, incorporeal soundsculpting of a high order, arising from the collision of knob and touchscreen. Falling outside of traditional European space music climates or post-Tangerine Dream/Klaus Schulze dogmas, The Electric Golem suggest a jiggering of the work of past pioneers such as Pauline Oliveros or the BBC Radiophonic Workshop as much as the abstract krautrockers. Simply put, the duo's densely designed, narcotized soundscapes use technology both old and new to arrive at sound patterns totally contemporary in feel and quite exploratory in scope.