Boomkat Product Review:
Akron player G.S. Schray focuses his interests on "The Changing Account", swerving the dub and ambience of his previous records in favor of a jazzy, windswept country mood that more closely resembles Talk Talk, Tortoise or the Sea & Cake.
There's a wisp of smoke that curls around "The Changing Account" and its stark, tangled post-rock-jazz vignettes. It's music that slots in nicely with mid-1990s Chicago - think Sam Prekop, Gastr del Sol, "TNT"-era Tortoise - and rests on slow, moving guitar licks and barely-present percussion. At times, there's even a hint of Vincent Gallo's "When" in the syrupy lo-slung grandeur of tracks like 'Diverted by Faint Pathway' and 'Eye on the Menace'.
Schray's best moments though are when he allows disparate elements to challenge the sound a little. On 'Dome That Was Nothing', a staccato electronic beat pushes through the mix, accompanying Kraut-y guitars and almost BoC-influenced synth washes. On 'Still, Puzzled', Schray filters the sounds to a washy shimmer, recalling the most beautiful moments of "Spirit of Eden" - we're almost expecting Mark Hollis's voice to cry out over the top.