I may be doing Do Make Say Think a disservice here, but of the various Canadian art/post-rock bands coming out on the Constellation and Alien8 labels, I never found these guys the most engaging. Until now that is. Whereas before I merely respected them, now I love them. This album has converted me. I'm told that post-rock is desperately unfashionable, and when you consider the fervently anti-commercial ethos that such artists typically profess, it should come as no surprise. The notoriety that bands like Godspeed You Black Emperor have garnered, in spite of their predilection for 20 minute instrumental pieces, is really rather remarkable then. And maybe, after all, success isn't such a bad thing, since it helps support a creative community, and one that doesn't stand still. That certainly applies to `You, You're a History in Rust'. You won't find mere reiteration of a tried-and-tested formula here. Indeed, Do Make Say Think are as much concerned with innovation in working practice as with finished product, recognising the crucial dynamic relation between the two. And so with this album they most definitely move forward. Hell, they even flirt with song structures, introducing really effective vocals. Whilst the percussion remains central, typically bolstered by insistent bass lines, we are also treated to delicate acoustic finger-picking and horns that flutter around the edges. Implicit references to folk music traditions abound, and on first listen I even wondered whether they had teamed up with Sufjan Stevens. This album really moves me and I urge you to let it do the same for you.