I just got this cd, and am floored by it. It would be hard to pin down a genre, but imagine Tori Amos* mixed with Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and maybe a tiny bit of Nine Inch Nails. These guys do something I really admire: mix ambience and noise with great songwriting, something with which most noise/ambient musicians have a hard time. The compositions are gorgeous, and the band really create a sound all their own. The playing is great on everyone's part, and the vocals are fantastic. The sound ranges from soft and acoustic, to a little prog (but not in the wanky way), to slightly industrial, but never sounds fractured or contrived - these influences are all blended superbly. This is TB'er Xush's band, but, unfortunately, he doesn't play on this record, so I can't make fun of his playing on it. He plays drums in the band. He even managed to get his bandmates to sign it for me - too kind! * When I site Tori, I'm talking about her music mostly; I'm not trying to say Anstrom sounds like Tori, because she doesn't really. Musically, think Precious Things on Little Earthquakes (which I love!) I hope Mark doesn't find my description wildly off base and misleading - feel free to step in and knock some sense into me if need be. So, anybody else have this record?