Released at the back-end of 2002, Charles Atlas' 'Worsted Weight' is San Francisco's answer to Leicester's Yellow6 or vice versa. The trio of Charles Wyatt, Matt Greenberg and Sacha Galvagna conjure up similar images of beautiful and peaceful vistas using a familiar penchant for minimalism and texture. 'Deadest Bar' begins with a barely there guitar figure, the most tender of piano melodies and sighing vocals. 'Sun With Teeth' begins in the manner of Piano Magic's 'You And John Are Birds' with its use of ringing, spiralling guitar chords which is somewhat fitting given that Wyatt was an early collaborator with that same band; the track is then offset by a distant trumpet adding an unforgettable haunting quality that describes much of this recording. 'Elysium' and 'Antiphon' replicate the fragile warmth of Labradford and on 'Port, Noise Complaint' the group have clearly turned piano instrumentals into a fine art. Worsted Weight' claims its rightful place in the post-rock vanguard.