Jim O'Rourke proves once again his mastery of the simplistic. Following closely in the steps of christmas-loving folk-legend John Fahey, O'Rourke crafts 12 minute long epics using only the most simplistic musical building blocks. A heaping teaspoon of "down-home"-style guitar, a pinch of trombone here and there, throw in some piano, drums, and bass to taste. Slowly mix ingredients, layer, and bake to crispy golden perfection. O'Rourke creates the perfect blend of provincial "twang" and musical taste and talent. As the album progresses, one comes to the realization that every note is perfectly placed: everything starts, stops, and flows exactly as it was meant to, with no mistakes and no misplaced or misspent ideas.