Foot Village have always positioned themselves outside of conventional rock music. They began as a conceptual band imagining life "after the end of the world" and their instrumentation on previous releases was intended to be post-apocalyptic and primal, as they deliberately refused amplification, and instead used their own rhythms and voices.

Although the personnel on this new record stays true to their original four-drummer line-up, all of them credited using the prefix "Citizen", Make Memories sees a slight change from their unamplified work, as two of the tracks are collaborations with Matthew Loveridge from Beak>, who adds synthesisers to the overall sound.

Those four drummers means that there will be inevitable comparisons with the shifting multiple drummer Boredoms; a comparison that also holds for the more manic shorter songs 'This Song is a Drug Deal' and 'New Jersey'. However the mood and atmosphere created on the epic '1600 Dolla Bill' shows that Foot Village have new ambitions.

'1600 Dolla Bill' is the best thing I have heard them do. It takes up a third of this album and after several listens it still surprises me, revealing more over the course of its 12 minute duration. When the vocals take a back seat for an elongated cymbals and synths section it happens so seamlessly that you hardly notice the change. The clever vocal refrain of "is the loop in time" only becomes apparent at the end but on closer listens you can hear that it has been submerged in the mix for several minutes.

Although Loveridge's droning, descending synth line overlaid with a fragile sounding female vocal reminds me of the oppressive intensity of Cranes, most of the other songs are based around chanted refrains or screaming, and the male-female dynamic on 'This Song is a Drug Deal' could be a more wired B-52s or Huggy Bear.

The cyclical drumming on 'Aids Sucks, Make Money' is superb and 'New Jersey' begins with stick work before the drums get hit very hard again.

Further evidence that they are evolving appears on the final two songs, 'Warlock' and 'The End of the World'. 'Warlock' is another collaboration with Loveridge and it is an intense mess of a song, changing tempo, full of shouts screams and bursts of tuba over the, by now familiar, drum onslaught. 'End of the World' is a quiet, more spacious piece, slower in pace, led by female vocals while the male voice creates a weird throat-singer effect. It ends with another chanted refrain over a cacophony, repeating "why is there a god and why is there not?"

It seems at times that Foot Village are looking for answers in their world and not finding them. They're trying though and overall there is a lot of energy and positivity in some of their tribal chants – like "We'll never stop dreaming" ('Aids sucks') and "You are a rainbow" ('New Jersey').

The album artwork is neatly subversive as well. At first glance the model could be a successful Olympian on the medal podium, but a closer look shows that she is naked apart from a large coral necklace and face and body paint, with one pierced nipple subtly revealed.

The changes in their sound show that they are developing as a group. That post-apocalyptic world they've been living in conceptually for a while is beginning to evolve into something even more intriguing.