The fourth Express Rising LP (and second featuring
the expanded lineup of William Suran and Kevin Blagg,
in addition to leader Dante Carfagna) finds the trio
largely eschewing percussion in favor of twelve concise,
three-minute-or-so-long bittersweet excursions that
nevertheless retain the restrained, measured, and
highly melodic scaffolding of their previous work.
There's more than a bit of Santo & Johnny at their most
somnambulant here, slightly glazed, definitely reverb'd
out, mysteriously bottling the flaring, saturated light of
the desert at dusk.