The territory that Jurado explores is not for those seeking easy answers wrapped up in pop melodies.
It’s not a dull listen, because one never knows just how a song is going to end up.
Before the disc is even out of the case you expect to have your speakers blown to bits under a barrage of nose-bleed techno.
This is a work of art of an artist whose creative spark doesn’t seem to sell out regardless of the circumstances.
I hear a band with the talent and skill to be more than what they are, but instead, settling for a sound that doesn’t do their lyrics justice.
A nice blend of accessibility and ambiguity reminiscent of Boards of Canada or Autechre’s less complex pieces.
In the end I couldn’t enjoy this for what it was, regardless of whether I ever figured out what that was.
It’s a riveting experience throughout and disturbs and entices in equal measure.
It’s not all bad but there are far more interesting examples of this genre to be discovered.
Every song here could be a single.