Dorian Gray's last album - 1999's 'Stellar' - showed the promise of a group who recognised that there was still life in the relatively dormant shoegazing scene. Three years on and the group have changed personnel and with it has come a different direction, noticeable immediately from the electric guitars which usher in the opener 'Falls To My Sleeve'; 'One Less Admired' follows a similar style, saluting the more beligerent, semi-grungy aspect of shoegazing. On to third track 'Too Blank To Inspire' and all is still well with the sound more gentle and dreamlike. In fact only about halfway through the fourth song do things start to go awry. 'Bloomonic' struggles to maintain a interesting tune and more worryingly takes 8 minutes to decide that it should stop. The final two tracks - both of which are almost ten minutes in length - are effects-laden but bear little resemblance to the tight melodies of the first half of 'Listen With Mother'. An album of considerable depth but the overriding impression is that a few more shorter songs would have made for a great album.