It is best to approach Orchestra of Spheres' second album with no preconceptions. With the name Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music, it certainly helps to empty your mind of any ideas you might have. It opens with 'Aby', a primitive, almost tribal, track - drums boom in the background, as delay driven guitars and distorted vocals sound out over the top, there's even what sounds like a pan-pipe. The whole thing sound loose and after just two minutes the structure of the song seems to break down entirely, before ending rather abruptly. It's an oddity, but a compelling one at that. Those vocals, indecipherable, beg to be understood, it's possible there is no meaning there but regardless you want to understand.

The opening in many ways serves to displace the listener, like the shock technicolor of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is not in Kansas any more. The second track, 'Electric Company', is far more indicative of the album's overall sound. Synthesisers and guitars are front and centre, drums much clearer, and leaning towards polyrhythmic structure. In fact throughout the album the rhythm section is far more intricate than the lead, which is more content to focus on effect-driven effervescence. Wah, delay and reverb pedals are used with gleeful abandon, creating texture through sound rather than melody.

This works to the album's favour, as the overall sound borrows heavily from middle-eastern and African templates. In many ways the tone is reminiscent of Talking Head's work on Remain in Light and Fear of Music, where they took the polyrhythmic structure of African music and applied it to a western, predominantly New York, sound. Orchestra of Spheres however, take it in a slightly different direction and rather than trying to merge the two templates - East and West - they seem to be trying to play with a far more experimental, playful bent. There is greater focus on instrumental pieces and attempts to create wall of noise.

Where lyrics are used, they are ambiguous, or else hidden behind effects. The voice is another instrument, hypnotic in its chanting and harmonies. 'Numbers', which features Mos Iocos and Baba Rossa trading vocals and ends with a rather meditative chant, whilst 'Journey's repeated chanting of its title under the main lyrics creates a thoroughly mystic vibe. This trance like state is unfortunately broken by a descent into chaos, that whilst thrilling, feels a little loose and ends all to abruptly.

There are, throughout Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music, frequent flights into cacophonous noise. At times they strike a transcendental note, powerful and sometimes ferocious, yet all to often they feel a little out of control, like the band committed to tape what they felt was the craziest recording of the day. In comparison, moments like the vocal breakdown of 'Mind Over Might' where Mos Iocos' moaning ascends to a wail, panning between channels before finally coming down to a soft, almost tender, whisper feel more controlled and as a result more effective at evoking the sense of mystic, unknowable power.