After a decent first offering, Detroit-based Eyestrings offer another palatable portion of prog with 'Consumption'. Sure, there are moments of indulgence with multi-part song "suites" and plenty of showy guitar solos but just as often the approach is charming and surprisingly accessible to an audience not reared on Yes or ELP. The key to this is singer and keyboard player Ryan Parmenter who handles the more harmonic material with the gravitas of a 70s balladeer. He shows his emotive skills on the deceptively-titled 'Stagnant' and again on 'Slate Clean'. Even the twenty-minute 'Lifelines' deviates into some quite lovely pastoral arrangements and only 'Groove Seven' is best skipped, unless you're a glutton for pointless experimentation. Otherwise it's a frequently interesting - and occasionally euphoric - ride through an underrated genre.