Ghastly Good Cheer
"Undoubtedly hip hop by nature, their debut also poaches in the spheres of post rock, jazz and electronica. With the aid of guitar, bass, drums, synthesiser, turntables and sampler they have managed to create an atmospherically dense and sophisticated record, exposing ever new facets on even the umpteenth play. What might start out sounding chaotic or arbitrary is soon revealed to be very clever and painstakingly arranged. Pilot Balloon are true geniuses at chopping beats, grinding melodies and allowing entire tracks to fall apart to then shape something new out of the wreckage. Unexpected twists and turns are lurking in each and every track, sluggish grooves might suddenly roll and overtake themselves while skewed dissonances dissolve in suspense-ridden harmonies."