To me, al ak's compilation of tunes titled 'Falling Into Place' was what clearly exhibited a quantum leap in his songwriting abilities and his skill as a producer. This set of six tunes played out like the coming-of-age treatise of an erstwhile under-recognized talent who carves out a unique artistic identity for himself. While doing so, it gave listeners like me a chance to approach electronic music using a slightly different lens and appreciate its multitude of creative possibilities. Going over these tunes exposes you to a lovely mesh of sounds ranging from hints of Burial-esque 2-step and Nigel Godrich-infused IDM/electronica to ambient, glitch and deep house, all interspersed with tastefully chopped-up atmospheric vocal samples.
Al ak eventually went on to join the Karachi-based electronic music collective Forever South, and has been consistently producing tunes. His musical direction might have changed ever so slightly over the course of time, but his production quality and mastery increases exponentially. Whenever I listen to any one of his compositions, I feel that each note is meticulously placed at a specific place and serves a unique purpose in the grand scheme of things in al ak's deterministic musical universe. I'm reproducing the EP in its entirety here, for not doing so wouldn't do justice to it.