Afet hearing the wave of electro-acoustic bands that flooded the British scene a few years ago, like Doves, ad-n, Sigur Ros, even some Coldplay songs, I thought the idea was exhausted. Then I heard Custom Blue. I got into them through one of their producers, Mark Pritchard, and was blown away by the quality of the songwriting. I have never heard a better chillout rock record in my life. The falsetto vocals present on this album send you into a relaxing daze, as do the superbly orchestrated melodies. They go from an ambient guitar riff, to full-on strings, break to a melodic keyboard line, then back for more choruses until the air swirls with energy. I haven't heard such masterful techniques since The Beatles. Overall, I cannot recommend this album enough, well worth the trouble to track it down on import, plus the band is working on a follow up 'All Will Be Well' due sometime in 2005. I can't wait!