This album is a great tapestry of minimalist structures or grids of Laraaji's hammered dulcimer. Producer Brian Eno layered many tracks, then applied sonic effects like reverb and delay (and especially at times, a swooping graphic EQ) that transforms the harmonic profile of Laraaji's dulcimer, at times evoking flutes or an electric guitar, which makes latent melodies emerge from the huge sound. "Ambient 3: Day of Radiance" marks a slight shift in the subtlety of the series. Though still meditative, hypnotic and intense, many listeners may find this music harder to slip into the background. Here layers of overdubbed, and sometimes "treated," dulcimers and zithers fall down like a gentle rain in steady rhythms that draw in the listener's attention to a larger extent than Ambient 1 or 2.