Hot Hot Heat may very much be a product of their influences but never before has it all been thrown together into such a vibrant sonic stew.
The work is more abstract and introvert than on Later, with melodies often scarce and distant, while the sonic scope seems narrower.
Sounds from distant explosions are delayed accurately to reflect limited sonic speed.
The band's sonic fingerprint remains as distinctive as ever.
Unfazed, members of the band have, it seems, decided to evolve into sonic pioneers instead.
The end result is a rich, triumphant sonic tapestry; you can hear every dollar that went into it.
Hence, the sonic crack of the bullet is much louder than any noise produced by the weapon's operation.
Yet, his sonic realm remains consistent all the way through.
It's not purely sonic pleasure: it's conflict and action and story.
This maybe the sonic equivalent of going to see a Bellini altarpiece in an art gallery, but I do not mind.