what a strangely appealing album. chad vangaalen has dabbled in some interesting sounds here. make no mistake, this is a folk-founded record, but that does not negate it's inevitable exploration within itself. the music itself explores the genre very well, and even manages to mix the rest of it's influences into a tight knit album. swell production, and fun song composition make this an excellent listen, some of the songs are densely energetic - something music seems to remiss lately. sounds like: big blood, the sandwiches, arcade fire(funeral era).