PR-piece says Anders made some of the instruments himself - I can believe it - but oddly, parts of this sound like they were done digitally using 90's Soundfont / .Sf2 files - weird how jaded / off-balance my ears have become in recent years - yep, it's a "fantasy" orchestra, but it sounds almost synthetic in places as if built from a patchwork of samples and Vst note-data -- that's no a criticism, btw, just a comment on how I'm hearing it (too many years listening to MIDI home-studio pieces)... there is a musical-quilt feel to this music, as if it's been stitched together - some ppl might find that 'distracting'; I don't; I like seeing the joins in things, the musical guttering and the coloured stitches, the process; that point at which collages blur into linear sequences.
Humans are slightly awkward, hesitant, self-conscious.
I like when music anthropomorphises itself like that.
Music should resemble its composer / player.
It's kinda chocolate-box-ish-sounding, decorative, but not; a music-box feel / musical J Cornell box full of found / heard-and-then-reimagined sounds. Anders is Danish (?) and apparently folkforms from both his native country and some travellust wanderlings have folded into the making of this, but I'm hearing both First and Second Viennese Schools (there's a v. short sequence that could be Berg or (at a stretch) Webern, but filtered through Zappa, I would guess -- ): this is ScandoSoftProg meets, erm, Baroque Pop (I'm thinking early Nillson; Pandemonium Shadow Show / Aerial Ballet -ish, and also maybe The Point! but filtered through all of the above); there's a bit of The Doozer if he was micro-orchestrating / arranging stuff and had been locked in a Copenhagen curiosity shop for the winter with only a jeweller and a watch-repairer and an old Casio keyboard for company.