The opener to Merz's debut album, 'Many Weathers Apart', features perhaps one of the most hyperactive, excitable voices ever heard. Vocalist Conrad Lambert's pipes are a joy to behold on this album, mingling with horn sections on the slower numbers and modern electronic pulses on the faster tracks but almost invariably providing fascinating effects. 'Lotus' is dripping with beautiful melancholy (sample lyric: "Your beautiful name is always the same, I'll bring you chalk so you can write it on the wall") whilst 'CC Conscious' and 'Lovely Daughter' provide a frantic middle section of the album. And the closer 'A.M. (Good Morning)' possesses a relaxing charm which is what's needed after the listener has digested all the sounds created on this highly impressive beginning for Merz.