Co&Ca's second album surely blows all criticism out of the water, the atmosphere, and deep into space. Offering a truly multi-faceted glimpse into their exapansive and technical style, the album furthers the storytelling elements which took root in 'The Second Stage Turbine Blade'. The underlying concept, that of 'The Bag.On.Line Adventures', is a futuristic fantasy tale detailing the trials of two protagonists which form the band's name. The scale of the story is massive,as reflected by the grandiose and overpowering title-track, but finds it way into subtler forms through track such as 'three evils' and the Camper Velourium series. The standard of all of the tracks is exceptional, with various supposed influences ranging from 70s rock to contemporary post-hardcore outfit Glassjaw. Technical wizardry and Sanchez's haunting vocals are the perfect conduit for the theme. Stand out tracks (within a stand-out album) are 'In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth', 'The Crowing' (check out the film noir-style monologue section with the furious powerchord backing) and 'The Light and the Glass'. The latter might be seen as a declaration of intent for the latest album, the way the track evolves reminds me of some, especially the last four, on 'G.A.I.B.S.4'. In short this album is the band's coming of age, and the foundation of the true musical self-discovery which forms their newest release; indivudal and brilliant without alienating first-time listeners.