Is distortion an instrument? These guys say yes. A fair warning to all potential listeners: this is a tough album to sit through, even more so than Tobacco. Do not let this discourage you. There are moments of intense beauty on this album, coming from ghost-like vocals floating above the harsh, yet melodic wall-to-wall feedback. There’s a primal, satisfying je ne sais quoi in the music. It’s something like how babies can fall asleep to the sound of a vacuum cleaner, which this album kind of sounds like. The loud parts rock so hard and the quiet parts are beautiful.