Floorian

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Floorian's second album wears its heart on its sleeve just as it does with its punning name. The moody psychedelic false colors of the photo suggests the queasily pretty work enclosed -- as do song titles like "The Lower Room" and the motto "keep music evil." Having established a serviceable bad acid trip sound on their debut, it's encouraging to hear the group taking more chances here on this mostly instrumental effort -- the slow, stretched out sections of the opening "Never Even" establish an appropriately unsettled feeling which the band then explores in a variety of ways within their general aesthetic. Sometimes the sound is stripped down to almost pure suggestion, as on "Missed," more silence than sonics, while the ominous keyboards on "How Far, How Fast" suggest the Legendary Pink Dots as much as Pink Floyd. The most praise belongs to the concluding songs, though -- a six-part effort (the initial letters of each song spell out "seance," which about sums it up), it moves from the thoroughly unsettled to the exultant over its length, finding a stirring beauty as it continues.

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