Following on from their brilliant debut album, the New York art collective known as Lansing-Dreiden also offered a sublime EP in 2003, proving that their peculiarly strange and riveting sound was no fluke. 'Locks In Shadows' is akin to unearthing a lost treasure from the 60's psychedelic scene, fully equipped with Lansing-Dreiden's strident, life-affirming harmonies. 'Spectrum Of Vapor' is darker; the ghostly vocals appearing to come from all sides of the room as you listen to it. The title track is another diverting and diverse anthem made up of raw post-punk guitar and awash with enigmatic keyboard flourishes. The final uncredited track starts like one of the ill-advised electro-pop forays which marred the otherwise perfect album but those fears are dispelled as the original, haunting melody takes hold. Interesting as their writings and artwork are, hopefully they will realise soon that it's the music that they should really be concentrating on.