2001's 'The Texas Jerusalem Crossroads' is a quasi-concept album based loosely around three Texans (AKA the three members of Lift To Experience) who meet the "Angel of the Lord". With such a fantastical idea it is imperative that the music is up to scratch and thank God that it is. Bedecked in cowboy suits, the trio of Josh T. Pearson (guitar and vocals), bassist Josh 'The Bear' Browning and drummer Andy 'The Boy' Young whip up an almighty racket, summoning up the spirits of My Bloody Valentine as well as more recent "cathedral of sound" exponents Aereogramme and The Workhouse. Not that Lift To Experience are hellbent on noise; indeed many of the moments on this double CD are made up of the most tender of basslines with Pearson lending his quivering, yet mighty vocal to proceedings; it is his wonderful voice which gives credence to this most unlikely of stories. The beautiful spiritualism of the music is best evidenced on the 'Falling From Cloud 9' and 'With Crippled Wings' segment where the trio hit upon a melodic structure that is aligned with the Cocteau Twins. The second half of the album isn't quite as consistently excellent but does bestow the barnstorming anthem 'These Are The Days' and the God-like 'To Guard And To Guide You'. So good, the story is almost believable.