Builds on the grittier sound of Rituals and throws in additional layers of melodic ambience and atmospherics. Probably my favourite FSOL record of the past five years. 'Embodied Cognition' and 'All This Has Happened Before' are real highlights.
Stunning melodies and crisp rhythms on an album that could easily have come from 1994. Sitting comfortably between Mat Jarvis's Gas album and Biosphere's more beat-oriented material, the album nevertheless sounds authentic rather than simply a slice of rose-tinted nostalgia.
FSOL continue to develop their sound, with deep bass grooves, chunky hip-hop-inspired beats and ethereal ambient textures. Throw in a euphoric breakbeat opener, a couple of acidic IDM tracks and the usual ambient interludes and it's another superb entry to the band's expansive catalogue.