Listening to Forward Russia, it's easy to see why they are lumped in with the intense post-rock of fellow Leeds dwellers This Et Al. Forward Russia embrace meandering vocals, crescendoes of guitars and percussion and that inescapable sense of paranoia. Where they differ is via the use of electronic beats. In this regard, the title song for 'Nineteen' sounds very "now". 'Ten' is angrier and the vocals are so loopy they err towards high camp but the complicated guitar work at least keeps the song reasonably grounded. Two more tracks get the remix treatment and certainly provide mixed results. Duels' version of 'Thirteen' is full of much electronic bleeping and digitised vocals and only needs to be heard once whilst 65daysofstatic seem to fare little better with a reliance on glitches but then a dark dissonant melody envelops the music to create something rather more compelling. Ultimately though, like their compatriots, Forward Russia seem to suffer under the weight of their own ideas.