Taking various twists and turns, math-rockers a-tota-so head back from a Covid lock-in looking both refreshed and experimental as they try out new sounds and textures on their second album.  Using a combination of guest vocalists, the spirit of their debut album remains in the overall feel of the eight songs, particularly with pulsating riff driven rock (Far enough) and edgy punk postures (Squirrel Bait) reminiscent of both At the Drive In and Rage against the Machine.  Standouts ‘I am’ and ‘Sad Lamps’ push not only the tota sound to the extreme, but also combine acoustic guitars with gentle, angelic, vocals in a move which maintains the anger of the tota sound but disguise it in loveliness.  Some really interesting artistic choices which pay off handsomely.