Instead, An Announcement to Answer emphasizes its erotic mystique -- reminiscent of Verve's Remixed series -- focusing on loose, jazzy atmospherics. Songs overflow with sounds ranging from stout, sprinkled loops to resplendent horns. Asian strings on "Absence Heard, Presence Felt" set the tone for some fabulous world-beat grooves, Brazilian jazz, and electronica that envelop the listener. A St. Germain-Mr. Scruff-Fila Brazillia jam session wouldn't yield this much cosmopolitan cool. Best of all, Quantic's Sign o' the Times is still to come.