Time Travel Made Easy (2008)
On its new release, Spiraling combines the elegance of Transmitter with the rawness of Challenging Stage, and manages to improve upon both. The band once again recorded all of the core tracks live (most in just one take), so songs such as “Victory Kiss”, “The Future”, and “Are You Here” come across with all of the presence, intimacy, and energy of a live performance. At the same time, the sweeping cinematic landscapes of “The Concept of the Quantum-Mechanical Bodymind Has Sparked a Great Idea”, “Enemy”, and “Time Machine” show that the band is more than comfortable using the studio as an instrument to get its vision across. Brislin delivers his most coherent and heartfelt musical statement to date, and the airtight rhythm section of Hart, Wells, and O’Kane are in top form. More than just a collection of songs, Time Travel Made Easy is an album in the classic sense of the word, with a musical and narrative thread that binds together love, failure, hope, regret, redemption… and quantum mechanics.