Any band who describes their sound as a mixture of The Kinks, Miles Davis and Boards Of Canada surely deserves some kind of investigation if only to find out how they pull the trick off. As it transpires, Boxkite is actually the product of one man, Bob Stewart from Lawrence in Kansas, and although his record boasts no shortage of ideas it most closely fits in to the experimental jazz/post-rock filing cabinet. 'Soundings' is a subtle affair where even vocal tracks such as 'Those Eyes' exist in a subdued aura of minimalist melancholia. Stewart reaches a real high point, though, with the centrepiece track 'January Nights' comprising a warm, addictive melody and a cheeky little sample of Erik Satie 'Gymnopedies' in between. Overall, those looking for classic 60s Brit-pop or a Scottish sense of nostalgic etherealism may feel a little short-changed but there are moments here when Stewart really comes alive.