Once in a blue moon a record appears from nowhere which takes on a style that has been done to death by countless artists, yet somehow manages to perfect the style so well that all obvious comparisons are completely forgiveable. Such is the case with This Is A Process Of A Still Life, a Montana quintet who have probably heard a few Mogwai and Tristeza albums in their time. Yet few of their contemporaries convey the depth of emotions to justify ambitious song titles like 'No Memory Of The Airshow' or 'Skywriting Over Virginia'. This is a record where the most gorgeously melancholic chords just hang in the air; infused with a sense of desperate longing. It would be so easy to build up to a Godspeed-like storm after ten minutes of depression but this excellent group do not need to resort to clichés, instead choosing to mix the sad with the hopeful and attaching these feelings to some really lovely tunes. Simple, really.