"Isan's first album for Morr Music, SALAMANDER, has all the hallmarks that they would develop over the years: bucolic melodies, chilled beats. Right from "Peg," the mellowness starts in, even before the curious squelches take over. "Clipper," though, has a hymn-like organ righteousness, while "Lid Farmer" has a quiet simplicity: guitar, beat, synth background. "Twentyfive Thirtyone" offers a slightly glitchier melody, if still sleepy, and "Still, Blue" picks up the pace, again, slightly. And I suppose "Happy Pet in a Car" is the closest Isan will ever come to funk -- still pretty sweet, though, especially with the woodwind tones. "Braille Foundry" closes the album just like "Lid Farmer," taking its own sweet time."