A departure for Sam Prekop – the breezy voice of the Sea & Cake and his own terrific previous solo material on Thrill Jockey
– going to another realm here, sans vocals and a full scale tapestry of electronic instrumentalism! Old Punch Card has no vocals, no guitars and no conventional beats. Much of the music was created on a modular synthesizer, with oddly tuneful bits of melody and acres of atmosphere. Nor does it strike as a creative departure as a self concious stunt...Sam doesn't strike us as that pretentious of a fellow, and if you've paid attention to the Sea & Cake over the years, with all of those textural touches on the outer edges of the songs – those deserve a spotlight focus, right? Titles include "Old Punch Card", "Array Wicket", "Knitting Needles", "Brambles", "Tell Work", "A Places", "Lazy House", "The Silhoutettes" and more.