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Sharp left or right turns, odd rhythms punctuated pointillistically by a band in full tilt—in other words, a slight Braxtonian edge—appears in the definitively notated sections of several compositions. Everything is clearly under control, and sounds fastidiously pleasant, yet there seems to be a seething underneath, a desire to detonate, to play beyond the comfort zone of their established capabilities. That they don't is a testament to well-considered restraint, and possibly to timidity; from what I can hear they've all got the chops and they've found telepathically like-minded musicians and a solid group dynamic—they can afford to be bolder. Rapid Croche unveils this trio's potential with plenty of juicy grooves and mellow struts, but from now on we should expect ripe-to-bursting fruit, fingers stained all around. If they let loose, they might make more mistakes, but they're likely to rapidly discover something more thrilling than a nice record—a great record, some soul-scraping music.