Inspired to record the sounds and atmosphere experienced during a trip to Switzerland, Mark Beazley has instigated a major shift in development from the bass guitar trio of their first album. Enlisting the assistance of the members of Delicate AWOL - a group more concerned with drawn-out guitar miserablism - brings about a whole new identity for the group. The tone of the record is peaceful and tranquil from the moment Caroline Ross lends her flawless vibrato to the opening 'On The Day We Said Goodbye'. It's a shame that her voice is only used once more with the remainder of the tracks turning the sounds of rainfall into something of an obsession but when it works best as on the centrepiece 'Memories Of Zurich' the effect can be truly wonderful. Those stark echoes of Cocteau Twins circa 1986 remain but there are far less worthy groups to emulate. In terms of capturing the essense of environment and setting it to music 'A Continual Search For Origins' achieves its goal in a positive and unpretentious way.