Released only six months after the band's debut, Googler finds Parlour progressing from warm, Krautrock-inspired grooves to more thunderous riffs and rhythms. The spiraling "Jololinine" falls somewhere between Godspeed You Black Emperor! and Windy & Carl. "Distractor" is uncharacteristically dark for Parlour -- a welcome, new, sprawling take on spy movie surf rock. "Regulkfro Reel" is metallic and propulsive (and then moaning and ambient like Sigur Rós' Von) and sounds like humans reproducing the noises of machines. This makes an interesting point -- that Parlour's jazzy, pulsing sound is hardly post-rock. Instead it sounds like post-electronica, an organic take on the structures and feelings of electronic music that might just be the next prog rock.
by Charles Spano