While certainly VCO's most upbeat and percussive music, the nine tracks on this immense, visceral slab of rackety action run through a wide range of styles. "Ramshackle Sunrise" has a gamelan-like, five-note melody overlaid with a hovering drone. "The Silent Socket" rocks with "Sister Ray"-style guitar careening along side actual drums. The two 20-minute epics that bookend the record are a study in contrasts: "Your Head Shone Like A Stone" has a heavy, excited buzz, while the closing "Goodnight Stars Goodnight Air" is a gentler acoustic epilogue, gliding into the rosy future.
#1 Our Head Shone Like A Stone
#2 Ramshackle Sunrise
#3 The Silent Socket
#4 Magnetic Burn
#6 Green Ears
#7 You're Hard To Get
#9 Goodnight Stars Goodnight Air
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