There are no surprises here, but I didn’t want any. They’re keeping up with their peculiar brand of ambient, open-spaced sound which I really enjoyed on their recent full length, The Tiled House. I usually don’t like bands that sound so similar to my post-punk idols, but somehow this band just rubs me the right way. The pace seems to have gone up a notch on the first track “Passer-By,” which may be due to the new drummer. Whether you like that or not is up to you. I personally think it adds a little sizzle to the steak, and I say that as a man who hasn’t had a steak in a really long time. The second track is twice as long, and just as good, with a heavy, bass-driven vibe. I hope their next release is a full length. I need a larger dose.
–Rene Navarro (Sister Cylinder, sistercylinder.bigcartel.com)