“From the first track, it blows you away with their powerful presence. What once seemed to be a simple post-rock group converts into a electronic band (think Shiny Toy Guns, but better) with a female vocalist who will seduce you with her dreamy voice."
Ben Lavender - Is This Revolutionary?
“More than anything, Grün seem to be at their best when experimenting. The warped 'A UFO Stole My Sea Lion' begins with an introduction that could almost pass for Hawaiian slide guitar, and drifts lazily into a meandering psychedelic haze of looped effects and ambient synths. At some point the guitar sound is twisted into an Indian sitar, and then a looped sea lion bark gets thrown into the mix – half buried, but bubbling up now and then. This really works, I don't even know how, and it makes this track easily the most interesting on the record.”
David Hennessy - The Dwarf
“The instrumental/post-rock genre is so oversaturated these days it's a mission to find understated, quality stuff in our own backyard. The opening Common Seabirds is an excellent sonic depiction of oceanic sunset and the guitar lines in Imperfect and Custard are classic Explosions In The Sky-style melody stabs, while guest singer Katy Wren McNamara – whose vocals adorn three tracks here – sounds remarkably like M83's Morgan Kibby.”
Denis Semchenko - Rave Magazine
“From the haunting piano notes that open Common Seabirds, the first track from Grün's debut album, it's clear that this is a game changer.”
Dylan Stuart - Inpress
“Here is a resurrection of what made Mogwai – and related bands Tortoise and Godspeed You Black Emperor! – so appealing, with the delicate mix of piano, percussion and guitars that turn from a whisper to a roar, creating a series of storms and calms that wash across a wide filmic landscape.”
Graeme Hammond - Sunday Herald Sun
released November 2, 2010
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