Able to bring great openness to each track-airy- spacious-wide. The keyboard invites all the found sounds to play, grounded in the slightest of melodies with a playfulness that is sparing. Warmth, easiness, loosely paired.
A really unique voice. This album can take small voices and piece them in a grand place. WRF knows how to sweetly and sadly drag us along at exactly the right speed. He knows the balance of strength and gentleness. Mature and grand pieces
The tension between the keyboard, the percussion and all the other sounds in this piece completely broke me open in unexpected ways. Watch the Video of this performance. Listen to it a thousand times and you still won't understand what makes this such a strong piece.This thing blows me away each time I dare to hold onto it.
There is no genre. There is no box. These folks just know how to speak and wander about so delicately. An intimacy between all voices that is pure, that is unfolding, at the right moment, speaking so many things...
Truly the best Math Rock that exists. Lines and voices that line up and wander off determinedly and close back together again. Never has such as closeness and distance been found in instrument. These guys nailed it.
Easily the best of math rock that there is. Each rhythm and line is held strongly-seen through to the end. Each voice is able find a closeness without any duplication. There is distance in each line that comes together with a known intensity.
This is the re-definition of prog-jazz-double-bassness. This is where Tortoise could only hope to end up--and never did. Miles ahead of other groups. Passing riffs and rhythms with the depth and understanding that only jazz genius's could hold. We are lucky to have this melding of so many styles