I have passionately loved Half-handed Cloud's 'Flying Scroll Flight Control' for years, but I've held off from buying any of their records for fear they'd be disappointing in comparison. On the contrary, 'Halos & Lassos' shares all the merits of FSFC. Really engaging, jaunty, sincere songs, Biblically inspired. It has a patchwork 'Smile Sessions' sound, like we're inside the recording, which instruments arriving SUDDENLY. I'm immensely satisfied to have bought this album.