The time intervals between their albums became bigger and bigger, but their music also became more exciting from time to time: Three years after "Feed Our Heads" the Chicago troupe around singer and guitarist Perry Merritt delivers their fourth album "Das Reboot". Still the four excellent musicians walk between Jazzrock, Retroprog, Funk, Folk, Jam- and Chamberrock, that it is a real pleasure (if not easy) to follow them. The saxophone by Marcus Padgett gives the pieces additional tingling moments. What sets "Das Reboot" apart from its three predecessors is a very charming postwave attitude, which is expressed in all twelve tracks and in its more ambient moments sometimes reminds of The Nits, sometimes Wire and sometimes Magazine, and in the more edgy passages it sometimes evokes This Heat ("Atmosphaerae") or material ("Butterfly Tattoos"). And with the jewels "Massive Hole", "Stop Feeling (Reprise)" and "I'm Still Here" there are appetizers for fans of cinematic sound experiment art à la Shinjuku Thief. Great album.
Top Track: Butterfly Tattoos