Gastr Del Sol's long-term commitment to experiments with guitars gets a little bit of a beating on this album. The opening track "The Seasons Reverse" begins with a frenetic scene of action and dispair, and lackadaisical vocals and steel drum solos add to the atmosphere of strangeness and unfamiliarity. That's where the album stays too - in an unfamiliar environment where you always feel a little lost, and never quite know what to expect. This is not an album to 'flick through', as nearly every track changes theme, arrangement and structure during its course, and each of the tunes retains an atmosphere of friendly isolation. This album is far more accessible than "Crookt, Crakt or Fly" for example, but still retains Jim O'Rourke's flair for structural experimentation and atmospheric sensitivity. Poignant in places, and questioning in others, this album holds its appeal and asserts its originality without compromise.