There’s a really cool intro track, and then once you get into the album in full the feel of this band becomes obvious. It’s a sort of calming, soothing effect. The lyrics seem totally sincere, all the tones are soft and healing and the arrangements are perfectly subtle. There’s a mini guitar solo at the end of the second track, “Smile,” that you can hardly pick up on, but things like that add so much.
My favorite track on the album is probably “A Minor Distortion/Coming To Be.” It starts out with a perfect guitar tone and lots of interesting background sounds, then a soft distorted beat comes in and is later joined by a real kit and a harmonica. This is one of the longer tracks on this album, and it really uses it’s time well, slowly building and swelling into various dynamic levels. The vocals don’t come in for a couple minutes, but they hit hard when they do. Every part of this song prepares you for the next part of the song. I love it.