Boomkat Product Review:
This Ohio-based band return with another helping of their remarkably lovely, almost ambient experimental songwriting. Gathered Tones embraces warm, vintage synth designs along with lightly processed instrumental recordings and other such digitally manipulated ephemera, providing a rich, tapestry-like backdrop for meandering vocals and quirky song narratives. Melodious, musically spell-binding and ultimately rather moving, Gathered Tones comes with a high recommendation. "Trouble Books have cultivated another garden lush with colorful and odd sounds, loops, and drones to walk through and explore. Beautiful pop songs blossom from under synthesizer swells and guitar clouds, later to be buried in noise or drift off into ambient atmospherics. A unique, yet warm and welcoming, home-recorded album. RIYL: The Microphones, Broadcast, Brian Eno."