brilliant, coherent, and eclectic
Overstating eclectic methods might be EITS incorporating drum machines or soft spoken vocals. They didn't need flare or concepts to acheive this. The eclectic subtleties that I find on this album is in tempo and emotion. Sporatic use of piano and the quiet to loud paradigm cliche that Mogwai epitomized (perfected?) and that riddles many of the mediocre, vocal-less math rock and instrumental bands gravitating around that sound cannot act as a sound basis of comparison for "All of a sudden.." One finds bleek melancholy, moments of droning bliss, sweet, then somber,then uplifting crecendos with crashing symbals. The patience in build and the skilled, intricate arrangements will astound those who pay attention. This is a start to finish record and that's rare.