It's eminently possible that the Australian band Art Of Fighting live and play music in an overcrowded area and yet their music is one of those records which is evocative of deserted, barren landscapes and the inability of people to communicate with each other. For this is another collection of songs which speaks of heartbreak and quiet desperation but it's much more articulate and emotionally convincing than many of its contemporaries. Guitars strum gently for the verses and then grind intensely as the passion increases; always complementing the Art Garfunkel-style vocals from frontman Ollie Browne. Key tracks include the bruised and battered 'Sing Song', the aggressive coda to 'Two Rivers' and the simply beautiful 'Along The Run' and 'Your Easy Part'. Yet throughout, this album speaks of a sense of loss in a manner which only a few could ever achieve.