There are only a few records which begin quite as eerily as Zelienople's second long player 'Sleeper Coach'. Like a long lost cousin to Labradford's early career, this Chicago quartet have mastered the art of creating chilling soundscapes by the use of subtlety mixed with a wide array of instruments. Clarinet, vibraphone and eastern percussion are all added to an unsettling production further complemented by Matt Christensen's creepy, insouciant vocals. 'Sleeper Coach' works as a whole with only perhaps the incessant drone of 'Alleyville' outstaying its welcome. The key moments are the haunted lullaby qualities of 'Ship That Goes Down', the understated menace of 'Softkiller' and the centrepiece 'Corner Lot'; a mournful masterpiece featuring several dark layers of anguished melody. Compelling, atmospheric and moving in equal measure.