London's Engineers first came to attention in 2004 on the back of their mini album 'Folly'; a gorgeous tapestry of rustic guitar pop in an ambient surrounding. The first point to notice about the full album is that it is markedly more song-based. Only one track is entirely instrumental and that merely acts as an interlude. The two singles from 'Folly' crop up here again although 'Forgiveness' appears in less brittle form and whilst this seems like an inferior compromise it fits in well with the trippy feel of the rest of the record. Not that this is an unfocused trip through a drug-induced dream; far from it. The Engineers have clearly mastered the art for creating slow-building masterpieces featuring hypnotic courses that are hard to dislodge from the mind. 'New Horizons' is probably the pick of a great bunch by virtue of its piano melody comparable to Talk Talk re-composing 'Imagine' and it's accompanied by a chorus which features layered vocals in a God-like harmony. It's followed closely by soothing yet incredibly strong album tracks 'Said And Done', 'Waved On' and 'Let's Just See'. If there's another slight criticism it's that 'One In Seven' provides an uncharacteristically overblown ending. Because overall these songs work their magic not by force but by stealth and subtlety.