After two albums firmly entrenched in the world of minimalist electronica, the latest release from Arbouse Recordings is in thrall to the rather different scene of shoegazing. As with most albums of this type, the best moments of Acetate Zero's 'Crestfallen' are when the songs aren't swamped by effects. For this reason, 'The Sad Beautiful Quintessence' is accurately named; it's a delightful mix of aching Mogwai guitars with some heavily French-accented vocals adding to the pleasure. 'Haze Of Nostalgia' moves from gentle post-rock to FX-pedal rock and 'Ocean Rover' showcases the vocal talents of the next Stina Nordenstam. Best of all is 'Sunrise' which brings back the memories of the glacial beauty of a Slowdive instrumental. It's just a pity there are a few tracks where the experimentation seems more important than the melody. Nonetheless, when Acetate Zero are on form their weaker moments are forgiveable.