The band's m.o. is best heard on "44 & Jamieson," and though it's placed late in the album, the song acts a kind of overture for the record, a nine-minute sampler of the group's style. Feedback and snippets of dialogue give way to a tinny, scattershot drum loop and sonorous bass chords. An unusually creamy tenor sax figure floats and dips above it all, until a clatter of broken glass shifts the song toward a loose guitar jam. As usual, the song rebuilds itself, having picked up new sounds and patterns along the way. The whole album operates on this principle: taking a hook or pattern, building the tension to a boil and letting it dissipate.
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