The album makes for hypnotic listening, bobbling along like a well-mannered German robot. All these years later it still sounds like the future.
The record listens like an all-night jam at an impossibly cool bohemian gettogether. It’s funky, relaxed, audacious, exhausting... but above all, it’s brilliant.
The album dusky psychedelic pop is covered in so much haze that, despite serious musical detours, tracks tend to blend together. It’s a good blend, though.
The record takes listeners on a spectacular musical safari, zipping between genres without ever feeling the slightest bit disjointed.
Squid take characteristics from krautrock, dub, funk, and jazz to form a sound that is remarkably coherent and wholly distinct. It’s chaotic, but it works.