When Warp Records took a step back from 'difficult' electronica, eyebrows were raised among those who had followed the label from it's early days. Were they only signing bands with guitars so they could sell more records? As it turned out, however, with the possible exception of Maximo Park, what they seem to be doing is looking beyond an electronica scene with few fresh ideas, and into bands who straddle genres easily in one stride, creating inventive new music in the process. Pivot fit this mandate very well. Their debut is a multi-faceted piece of electro post-rock full of mathy, tuneful bass lines and serene keyboards stretching across twitchy guitars. They're aggressive in places; 'In The Blood' has a fuzzy bass riff plowing under skittering drums and a mournful, wailing guitar, and 'Sweet Memory' is jagged yet groovy, it's swagger eventually stumbling into a bass filled mire, but then rising, reaching up, tickling the stars. Elsewhere, 16-bit beats lead into a sentimental, naive melody on the much calmer 'Fool In Rain', which also, somehow, manages to sound sarcastic. Staccato cracks of light break into the delightful flightiness of the title track, which then collapses into an almost funky tune, betraying a distinct knack for composition and a pleasing disregard for genre. Pivot will do well, however, to avoid comparison with the other of Warp's new electronica-rock bands, Battles. On Mirrored, that band made an impressive statement of dynamism, power and the thrill of the new, and in many ways Pivot cannot match that excitement. There is something slightly ineffectual about some tracks, a feeling of lightness that comes from the band being happy 'just' to make pleasing tunes with groovy beats. But Battles didn't have the sense of space that Pivot do. Before 'Epsilon' breaks down into a chipper, twee jaunt, it fills the place between your ears with gorgeous guitar and waves of bass flowing just on the periphery of audibility. On 'Love Like I,' tactile jitters and fizzing machine noises punctuate the silence, finally assembling into a jazzy, syncopated funk. The exhilaration of Mirrored is not here, but replacing it is melodious, enjoyable music that will sit well with anyone familiar with Tortoise or Caribou. Pivot have a lot of heart to give, and they put much of it into these eleven songs.