title track and hidden track aside, none of these songs really sound like they would have fit on INAMORATA. and though this one doesn’t have that album’s heft (makes sense, since it’s an EP and not a seventeen-song epic), there’s a lot of variety. each song goes someplace a little different.
jim meloche (orphan choir and worry frontman) contributes some great fiery backup vocals to closet, and though he’s the only guest this time, he makes it count. his voice adds something special to the fabric of that song, giving it this great punch. that second chorus is just gigantic.
there are a few new sounds floating around in the mix, too — backwards lap steel on red dress, djembe on time away, and if i told you what the source of the eerie, mangled sample is that comes in during the first instrumental break on i’d name you aubrey, you probably wouldn’t believe me.
the whole thing is available as a free download via bandcamp (full download includes that aforementioned bonus track).