Belgium's Styrofoam have been quietly going about their business of producing hypnotic and melodic electronica. Steadily the work of Arne Van Petegem has been earning more and more plaudits peaking with 2002's 'I'm What's There To Show That Something's Missing'. Because of the interest of other artists, it's no surprise that Van Petegem has attracted a few guests from the indie fraternity this time around. The choice of Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard is one of the most logical and successful collaborations as the two artists both specialise in delicately unwinding strands of melancholia. The inclusion of rapper Alias is more questionable; his appearance on 'Misguided' proves that Styrofoam aren't quite as good as Hood at experimental/hip-hop crossovers. Similarly less fruitful is the throwaway 'Anything' featuring Bent Van Looy and Miki but 'Front To Back' - although featuring another guest - is more recognisably Styrofoam. Still, some of the best tracks are the ones in which Van Petegem goes it alone. Despite being heavily computerised 'Safe + Broken' manages to convey some lovely layers of mesmeric melodies; the key being the repetition of the spoken '1-2-3-4' which underpins the whole song. It's one of a few songs which suggests that a back to basics approach would be advisable for the next album.