Given that we're about five or six years out from Eat Skull's earliest rumblings, as well as the modern lo-fi moment that spawned them, it's wild that Rob Enbom has finally resurrected this project. Repeat viewings of Portlandia and an improved sense of fidelity have made this somewhat of a departure from Eat Skull's previous albums for Siltbreeze; the anthems are front-loaded ("Space Academy" and "Dead Horses" make it seem like you're in for a second coming of Built to Spill, albeit on Eat Skull's budget), but this is a really weird and intriguing effort, watery compositions borne out of thrift store technology and a restless, wandering sensibility. In the end, it reminds me of a current Portland response to Galaxie 500, and keep that thought marinating in your own dome while working through III. Much like the Sebadoh record of the same name, this is the start of a new phase.
-Doug Mosurock (February 20, 2013)