Spare and deep: the perfect words to describe Efdemin. The bell tones that start off "Knocking at the Grand" quickly shift into a driving beat and chime into fruition halfway through the track. "Lohn & Brot," on the other hand stays with the rhythm, with the exception of a deep, melodic break, while "Back to School" pushes the smooth synths at the front of the mix. The vocal sample that dots "Stately, Yes," interrupts its stateliness a bit, but the little sampled chant on "April Fools" fits right in. "Bergwein" returns to the bell tones that mark many of the album's tracks (but with an electro breakdown). The most heralded-track, "Acid Bells" has a monster beat and more modulated bells and is indeed crowd-pleasers, but I prefer the long tones and reverberating bass of "Further Back." Either way, there's much pleasure to be found here.