History dictates that intra-band marriages (for case studies see Fleetwood Mac, Mamas And The Papas, Abba) lead to sweet harmonies on the surface whilst outside the realms of the studio, conflict and inner turmoil reign. Conversely, in the case of the two married couples that make up The Child Who Was A Keyhole, the chaos and disharmony is evident in the songs themselves. The aim was to create "sci-fi cartoon rock stuffed with lyrics" and in fairness it's mission accomplished for 'In The Faxed Atmosphere' is full of slightly unhinged caterwauling, fuzzed up guitars and lo-fi attempts at Mercury Rev/Flaming Lips-style crazed Americana. Thankfully the music can be quite endearing, particularly when the songwriting takes a more linear, straightforward approach as on 'Arm In The Foam' and 'Ormus' whilst the finale 'Seeking Cloud Shrimp On The Shortwave' dabbles with effervescent pop. At other times - Exhibit A being 'Driving On The TV' - it's a confused mess. A crazy and often frustrating album but certainly not without merit.