This music is all about the words, the patterns and rhythms of words, the construction of structure from the words, and the ways in which words build connections (and spaces) between actors in stories. It's a TV opera, 25 years old or more, and it's like nothing out there, still. I am unceasingly fascinated by every bit of it, unable to stop listening. The story line is bizarre, has spawned several more operas, and promises to keep doing so as long as Ashley keeps composing. It's utterly, totally worth the listen.