A cool, slightly melancholy ambiance of weaving tunes, gentle harmonies and acoustic instruments occasionally edged with subtle techno. Best heard on a still sunny Sunday afternoon when lounging on your hammock. These distinctive songs echo with a calming purity. The occasional violin is chilling and the thoughtful lyrics, if a little indistinctive at times, voyage over life's experiences. Starting from 'What You Gave Away' is an instant canvas painted with a northwest Pacific beach. Under 'Thunder and Gale' brings impression of a welcome storm on a hot day. My second favourite, 'Drowsy Haze' is a summer days reflections only capped by 'I Didn't Speak the Language' a genuine lyric free song. These 13 songs are all wonderful, each yielding a new element to the dimensions of colour, time and place. For me personally these songs take me back to the warm days summer of 2004. I'm listening to this again in the summer of 2006. An album that will stand the test of time. In my >1000 album collection this rates in my top 50.