Whether it’s a matter of accumulated energies or merely an accident of design, the album perceptibly gathers steam. Stage 10 kicks off its strong final stretch, which culminates in the one-two punch of Elastic Aspects and Elastic Eye. Preceding that stretch, and maybe setting it on its course, is a solo interlude by Bisio, played with a bow. It’s one of the album’s few suggestions of imploring emotion, which lends it a ripe and exotic air.
By Nate Chinen, NY Times News Service