AllMusic calls the strangers “precise” and “slightly unstable” !Posted: June 11, 2012
“…and from there the slight off-on feeling of Lost Forever makes its way forward, a mix of the precise and the slightly unstable. (Calling a song “How the Dead Butter Their Bread” could almost be asking for it, given the song’s generally peppy whimsy in its first half — though hearing it collapse away into an open-ended feedback wooze is another beast. )
Then there’s “Black Tie White Atlas Shrugged,” which might or might not be the only Ayn Rand/David Bowie referencing song** if not necessarily tribute out there. Sometimes the mix of extremes is within the same song: “(Don’t Look at The) Pink Lightning” starts like a breezy enough acoustic-led singalong before twisting into a bright, exultant combination of drones and a much slower pace.
The instrumental “Pyramid Points” does a good job at summing up the slightly blasted/slightly dreamy musical aesthetic of the band in two minutes, soft gaze-focused guitars shifting into a chiming melody….” more here.