As the previous reviewer said, DMST are compared to Godspeed, which is farcical and just there to appease the ill-informed. Instead, look at them (and this record) as more of a jazz-rock album. Opening with very care-free, laid-back strums and picks of guitar (probably a Tele, with little tone) which is then quickly over turned with straight out jazz-rock drums, joined by horns, guitar, a few effects and a psyche-esque bass-line. You may think "did these crazy Canadians take drugs for this?", probably. There are definate jazz & rock influences throughout the course of the record. The great thing is, though, is the way they are mixed. For example, Bruce E. Kinesis uses a very jazzy style, with the odd drum time signature, tightly woven with the bass to create a true rhythm section. This is then bleached with some more rock-influenced sparse guitar chords.
You will find that this record uses a very simple formula of "slow but interesting build-up/sudden stop/ louder, funkier, effects-laden main part/ wind-down". Yes, it's a bit cliche at times, but it works. It makes for good listening and provides a breath of fresh air in the very boring world of "post-rock". Having said that, this album is not really post-rock, so those looking for the long modals of Godspeed and "oh my god we're all going to die let's not waste life" ethos may be a bit disappointed. On this record, DMST provide very nice summery music, not afraid to be a bit tattered round the edges.