Brian Bourassa In case you haven't done the research... A Ballard Landscape is a term derived from an English Novelist, J.G. Ballard. Something that is Ballardian then refers to a bleak man-made landscapes. These "landscapes" are usually regarded as dystopian: the creation of an utterly horrible or degraded society.
While their can be some beauty in Cousin Silas's depictions, they are an exceptional representation of the Ballardian theme, brought to our ears, for all to hear.