Ryan McPhun has done a good job carving out his own ground in the indie, synth-pop space. He has a great voice, knows how to produce some cool beats and sounds, and is always capable of churning out a catchy chorus line and the occasional fully-realized pop anthem. This album represents the first evolutionary step in the Ruby Suns discography, after the revolutionary take-off represented from Sea Lion to Fight Softly. This album picks up exactly where Fight Softly left off, saturated synthy, off-beat grooves, heavily reliant of McPhun's lyrics and delivery. Christopher feels smoother than Fight Softly, and you can almost sense that McPhun has now settled upon a settled approach to instrumentation and song writing. Unfortunately, this translates into some lost creative tension that made Sea Lion so fascinating and Fight Softly at least fairly interesting. It feels something like the law of diminishing returns. There are still a number of decent songs here, Dramatikk being a highlight, but I feel this album will really only find repeated plays with committed Ruby Suns fans, including those who found more to like than not with Fight Softly. It seems like for the next album, a new revolution is in order.