Despite some obvious reference points (Sigur Ros, Godspeed, Radiohead), Souls Vibrating In The Universe are actually one of the most refreshing acts to come out of the post-rock scene. Hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, this young trio are prepared to take risks which ultimately pay off. One of the key elements has to be frontman Richard Loader; not only a great guitarist but a strong singer who adds emotional layers to an already pretty impressive set of tunes; on 'Drums Come In' - as the crashing finale takes hold - Loader provides a natural air of optimism as chaos ensues around him. Similarly, the instrumentation is intricate but free of indulgence and whilst 'Stars Everywhere' shares the chiming guitars of 'Ok Computer'-period Radiohead, the ambitious 'Zircon 5' sees the group come into their own with a range of circling guitar melodies and unearthly ambient noise. A stirring debut that balances strong musicianship with strength of feelings.