Whereas some post-rock acts stick to one particular formula, for a new outfit, Peterborough's Roncatto Braathen are extremely adventurous; covering the full gamut of styles normally associated with the genre. 'The Melody Haunts My Reverie' collates field recordings, melancholic Hood-like guitars and that familiar air of Godspeed-like despair but with the unneccessary loud parts removed. It makes for a lengthy but highly interesting beginning. 'Oh Captain, My Captain' is reminiscent of the recent Dextro album thanks to its lovely fuzzed-up melody. The remaining tracks consist of shorter ambient pieces, which are high on dreamy atmosphere. What impresses most, however, is that Roncatto Braathen have managed to deliver an inventive, moving and excellent EP with just two band members, making 'Victory Advancement' a great example of the benefits of post-rock downsizing.