Boomkat Product Review:
Another strong release from Rough Trade, this second album from The Fiery Furnaces quite obviously harbours the kind of ambition the label has associated itself with over the last couple of years. Their sound has expanded tenfold, a scuzzy psychedilic chug that isn't scared to spread its wings across long tracks (the opener alone is 10 minutes long) and incredibly dense experimentations with found sounds, broken instruments and re-wired electronics that can at times come across as a tad over dramatical or preciously funny, depending on your point of view and mood. Imaginative and daring, if not always coherent, this is a fine second album that comes across like what you'd get if the Animal Collective started wearing rock muscle tops. Check.