With a residue of dissonance, intermingling melody and vibe, the City of Caterpillar waits in your house, in a room you never knew existed. Running through this album is an element you cannot quite touch; you listen to the music as it seeps over the edges of the room and burrows into your head, rewiring, growing more each time. This three-piece ensemble shows that a sum can be greater than its parts. The band's moody, sometimes spastic, sometimes brooding breed of dark rock is both well-written and timeless -- spacy expressionism and straight-to-the-heart honesty. The City of Caterpillar's songs typically span periods of six-plus minutes, taking time to relay and warp themselves, changing moods within a context while never falling into a rut. Albums of this breed only come along a few times in a genre.
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AllMusic Review by Blake Butler