A product of the French label, Arbouse Recordings, Astrid's first offering is a collection of minimalist, mainly acoustic pieces that represents an understanding of past talents in this area. The beginning piece 'Alxsnake' sets a rather mournful tone but its lugubrious melody sounds like a recording from Labradford's 'Mi Media Naranja' with the third track 'Harmo' plotting a very similar course. The piano pieces - imaginatively titled 'Piano1', 'Piano2' and 'Piano3' - are clearly cut from the same cloth as Mark Hollis' solo work. Yet when those influences all come together we hear the best of Astrid: the Tour de Force is 'm.h'; a slowly unwinding piece of music that wastes not a second of its six minute length. The final track 'Crumar' adds another five minutes and - after a tentative beginning - great atmospheric washes of harmonium make themselves known. 'Music For' doesn't quite contain enough new ideas to set a new agenda for ambient music but it's a worthy addition for fans of the genre nonetheless.