, Distant / Press

“The trio’s self-titled debut is a player’s record—the long songs, which average more than six minutes, give each musician (guitarist/vocalist Sevan Takvoryan, bassist Jon Augustus, and drummer Dave Whitaker) room to stretch, which they do without showing off too much. The mood is serene, but not static; Takvoryan creates massive chilled-out slabs of ambience and bracing stabs of subtle pyrotechnics with his guitar while the rhythm section embellishes its steely, jazzy rhythms with delicate flourishes of musicianship. A sturdy debut that promises plenty of brain-warping in a live setting.”