Mogwai stable-mate Graeme Ronald will not eclipse his fellow Scot peers with this album, but does provide a relaxing alternative to their sonic landscapes. This is the sound of a Sunday morning in a house with good taste. The entirely instrumental sound laps gently at the soul, appropriately sounding like running water on `The Swimming'. It caresses the ears with blissed out guitars and loops, but away with such cliché. Remember Remember are not rewriting the book but their instrumental, post-rock quasi-electronica adds an interesting, urban orchestra-like addendum.
The layered samples of guitar, clarinet, percussion, wind-up toys (don't let it put you off), synths, glockenspiels and so on might seem too strong a concoction for most constitutions, but the sound, although complex feels optimistic, complimentary and lush - like a retiring friend who knows what to say and when.
Mogwai do leave an indelible imprint on the album, and their guiding hand and influence can be felt throughout, so much so as to even credit Stuart Braithwaite's rhythmic handclaps in the liner notes, but this work is entirely Ronald's and equally of merit, deserving to stand greater than as an anecdote in their tale.