The dark images featured on the sleeve art to 'The Lathe Of Heaven' - featuring a headless corsetted woman, goat heads and torture instruments - could lead to a horrifc listening trip of the most gothic proportions. Not so. Dream Into Dust certainly veer towards the darker side of music but the use of viola and violin, Derek Rush's crystal clear voice and a modern widescreen sound makes for a fine approachable record. 'Disconnected', 'How The Roses Burned' and 'White Autumn' take us on a trip wedged halfway between the grand melodrama of VAST and the industrialised cinematic soundscapes of Ulver. It only falters slightly on the doomy title track where a demonic voice narrates. To counter this are the two final tracks as the group strip back the production to display a fine line in haunting balladry. An adventurous sounding record that has a surprising sense of accessibility about it.