The trappings and tools of rock music, when turned to more understated and spacious pursuits can be a very powerful machine indeed. In the same way that a classic ensemble can just as easily play the bombast and bravado of Wagner, it can also harness the delicacy and deftness of an Albinoni adagio. And so it is here, Whispering in the Walls being a song built on ideas of grace and understatement, lulling lows and gentle lifts, mid-paced energies and soulful vocals, vocals with no small echo of Neil Young about them, which can only be a good thing.

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