"Nak Won consists of real-time Powerbook performances recorded in San Francisco and Los Angeles. One of its most striking traits is its diversity. The title track begins with an abrasive sine-wave drone that eventually divides and shoots into one's listening space in every possible direction, the way a Ryoji Ikeda experiment might. "Kreutz" is the shortest and most conventional work here, but it's also the most affecting. It''s a lovely ambient piece that's based on surprisingly consonant and unassuming echoing chords. "Darul Kabap," on the other hand, samples from several types of non-western music for its first ten minutes before bringing samples of an Indian singer into focus. Gradually, the last ten minutes become a Kid 606-style percussive cut-up that threatens to become a 130-bpm techno track.
Plenty of interesting music comes from people with academic backgrounds, of course. But it seems that nearly all of the most progressive, newest-sounding electronic music today comes from people who haven't studied music at universities. Nak Won is a welcome exception. The album demonstrates that Stone has learned not only from great avant-garde composers of the past (Subotnick, La Monte Young, Iannis Xenakis), but also from contemporary artists (Kid 606, Fennesz, Ekkehard Ehlers) whose work has thus far mostly reached a decidedly younger fanbase."
Charlie Wilmoth, Dusted Magazine