Mr. Herren shows us once again, he is at the top of his game. You could say this album is a lot like a Delarosa and Prefuse merge. Songs like Keeping Up With Your Quota, Weight Watchers, Creating Cynical Headaches & With Dirt and Two Texts (Later Version...) offer a slightly new Prefuse style while songs like Matrimonoids bring us back to the One Word days. Not many people liked "Surrounded By Silence", I personally thought it was very good. This cd is very different from the rest; visually and emotionally. You can definately assume Herren makes music visually. Time being his canvas, Sound being his medium. This album, like Herren's others, are for a specific crowd of music listners.... I don't see why people were turned off by his last album having many "guest appearences". Are people afraid of collaboration? Just listen to Herrens music and you'll hear what he feels. Listen to each of his prefuse albums one after the other, you'll hear the evolution of Prefuse's style. I like to see things evolve.