Single "Old Heads" is effortless, featuring synths that twist and turn through roughly strummed guitar, and the comfort with which Chad performs is evident. Yet, it's the more discordant tracks that really hold listeners' attention. The wonky guitar in the verses of "Faces Lit" fits its lyrical imagery: "A million glowing eyes / The fly twisted skies."
While VanGaalen avoids profound lyrical observations, his worldview remains one in which listeners can lose them themselves. When he uses eerie, anticipatory sounds, like on opener "Mind Hijacker's Curse," VanGaalen transcends mere comfort, which will be both striking and welcome to long-time fans. (Flemish Eye)