'The Lonely Descent Of Vladimir Komarov' is a swift follow-up to Kanji School's self-titled first album released earlier this year. Once again Dan Auty (his real name) has mined another album's worth of leftfield and lo-fi scuzz pop and it's a largely winning formula. 'This Way Leads To Me' and 'Migration Situation' both hit nagging grooves, 'Happy Now' is typically ironic being one of the most downbeat songs on offer and 'Coffee 9am' rattles along in a spirited fashion. Granted at times, Auty is too lo-fi, the spare acoustic finale 'Down A Hole' reveals the limitations of his voice but to his credit he serves up a surprisingly solid falsetto on 'Hitch-Hiker'. One gets the impression that Kanji School has some more to offer even if this album is a case of consolidation.