Cutting the distortive quality out of the idea yet carrying the theme of flowy melodics, more experimental sounds make an intro for the next track. The use of rhythm begins its purpose after this abstractly joined intro, and the rain begins again but this time with a great beat behind it. The pace is upped for this punchy number, it moves around with frills of repeating melody, synthetic notations in jumpy pulses that make full use of the scale. The dancey element of Nibana comes through towards the end of this second piece, preparing us for the whole.
Echoing chimes resemble a strange clock tower in a ghost town, or maybe anywhere at the specific witching hour, and the eerie sensations drag into strange howling winds that ride some kind of digital pressure wave. The use of electronics has been taken to full advantage, it sounds as if they spent a long time choosing exactly how they wanted their notations to manifest. Slower rhythms make way for a drudge march through some thick and bass ridden sludge that eventually curls over to reveal a high pitched melody that slots between the cubist beat.
Strings make an appearance, a plucked instrument pokes through the beautiful sub-tones produced by a pipe, then the beat adds the layer of sugar that helps the flavours to fuse. More tempo is layering on as a digital repeating melody begins to float in from the calm waves to the shore-line, laden with little shells. Mysterious melodics become the focus point in the following number and some powerful pitch sweeps symbol the entrance to a high energy track. The pace remains slow but the force of the melody is substantial, pieced together from several elements, the combination is like a pounding of many intents in unison.
As an E.P. Fireside Tales is less dance orientated than the last offering, Ask The Universe, but the music has some really interesting depth which hasn't been achieved before. A listen to work of art rather than a get up and keep busy album of choice, we're treated to the musical side of this psychedelic electronic project.