It may be 4 years since the release of their debut, but there is little doubting that Engineers – wait for it – are amply skilled. Throughout the thirteen tracks on show they construct one finely crafted, highly detailed, effect-laden wall of sound after another. Although they owe a large musical debt to long departed shoegaze bands such as Slowdive, other comparisons do creep through on occasion. The hazy, hushly vocalled ‘Does It Feel Right?’ replicates the sound of Doves in masses-pleasing pedestrian-lighters-in-the-air-mode while the title track sees them introduce a slight whiff of Visage-inspired, eighties electro to the ghostly touched sonic brew. Unlikely to win praise for originality, Engineers have instead factored together a follow up that proves to be both steady and reliable.

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