I listened to the first track and thought "oh, ok he's getting a bit (and for A.A Bondy - a bit really is a bit , as in a scintilla) rocky", and to be honest on first few listens I found that first track something that doesnt really belong on this album, but after about 3 listens it is just as perfect as the rest of vthe album .
In can hear bits of the Velvet Underground here and there (particularly the very faint and slightly fuzzy guitar on "Skull and Bones"), and whereas the velvets produced drug infused sounds Bondy says the music on this album was inspired and "conjured during and between dreams, in bare rooms, and on the late night streets of America" - hence I assume the album cover, a sparse black and white picture of a street at night.
He has a sumptuous voice that drifts in and out of the minimal percussion, languid guitar picking and occasional orchestration, nothing is overdone or pushed to excess, but in spite of the relative minimalism Bondy manages to create a heady mix of lush and quite heavy and occasionally dreamy,sparse, sounding songs. Lots of reverb and echo have produced an album that is much more 'rocky' than his previous two offerings,but it still has a slight folky feel overall.
If you want to watch the sun go down and end the day with an album to put you at ease with all around you, then you would be advised to do so with Mr Bondy ringing in your ears.