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  • Summary: The Australian group releases its first international effort on Warp Records, which offered them a 16-album contract.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Like all the best instrumental music, it's evocative stuff: the trio's multi-layered blend of vintage synths, skittering beats and crashing post-rock instrumentation keeps your mind's eye busy with images of futuristic cityscapes, gallant space troopers and, on the riotous title track, Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis teaming up to battle Rage Against the Machine for sonic supremacy.
  2. 80
    Just some progressive musicians being…progressive. O Soundtrack My Heart is not for everyone, and that’s not a bad thing.
  3. 80
    [Laurenz's] supple grooves energise their quixotic synth patterns and intricate guitar-scree, ensuring this wordless yet dramatic debut triangulates the oft-dweebish worlds of electronica, no wave and retro sci-fi with a funky red-blooded brio. [Sep 2008, p.106]
  4. More than their previous efforts, this album exhibits the depth and experience that they have gained from such collaborations.
  5. You will eventually find points that shine with the steady strength of a lone lamppost, then build your bearings outward. [Fall 2008, p.82]
  6. It’s a tricky album to judge, considering its best moments are easy to overlook, but there’s enough to make this worth a listen and suggest that better days might lie ahead.
  7. Woodly prog rock for weird beards.

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  1. AlexM.
    Sep 30, 2008
    9
    Exciting album. Great band live.