I love the tension in the first piece (six guitars,bass,drums) it always threatens to resolve into recognisable melody or termination but never quite does...brimming full of ideas...wonderful! It keeps reminding me of Talking Heads for some unfathomable reason!?
The second piece sets an interlocking brass army against percussion to great effect...at times dreamy at others a clarion call.
By contrast,the bonus track has a thrash quality to it...all dissonance and edge and urgency.