Album Rating: 3.8
They may not be prolific, but Scottish rockers The Darien Venture continue to improve on their 3rd release 'A Kite, A Key and A Storm'. Delivering more tempo-switching math-rock, the angular dual guitar work is once more a strength on this 7 track, 26 minute release. Pleasingly, the quartet strike a balance between their raw past work & a new streamlined approach which does away with filler. The biggest upgrade comes with the vocals, as all 4 members provide surprisingly memorable harmonies & backing chants on an album which deserves to see The Darien Venture receive more exposure. Recommended Tracks: Ho! Criminal Face, 1.21 Gigawatts, Bones & Catapult.