A gricer is, apparently, "an individual with specialist knowledge". Led by David Maleed, Gricer the band are certainly specialists but they cast their net wide in terms of genre coverage. Using a base of jazz music, elements of dub, rock and funk music are also referenced. So far this idea may sound like a confused hotchpotch but Maleed and co. recognise the need for spaces to let the music breathe and lodge into the brain of the listener. Sensibly the track lengths are kept reasonably short for a post-rock record and consequently these instrumentals never outstay their welcome. On centrepieces 'Folk' and 'Land', there's an insistent bass pulse and guitars which alternate between squawling and funk like late-period Talk Talk. For the most approachable offering, head to 'Tonic', which finds common ground with modern prog exponents such as Tortoise. However, much of the remainder of 'Gricer' - in terms of tone and subversion - is reminiscent of late-70s expermentalists This Heat. Like them, the dischord can occasionally grate but the originality of ideas usually wins through.