Part of me hates sounding too effusive about someone’s sophomore release, as i worry that it sounds like i’m somehow diminishing their debut. Believe me, such is NOT the case when i tell you what a beast AstroLogical has on his hands with Far Far Away. The Vancouver beatatic (TM pending) has upped his game in a meaningful way since his first outing, Living Fossils. Not that the prior wasn’t a good listen; quite the contrary. However, on Far Far Away, AstroLogical found a groove, took it out for the evening, banged the hell out of it and still had the good graces to wish its mother a nice day when he dropped it off the next morning. These are jazzy beats with a touch of 70s AM funk that stretch and move like a cat in a sunbeam, thick and oozing like peanut butter syrup over banana pancakes (and you KNOW how i do love banana pancakes with peanut butter syrup). Kind of squishy in all the right places, you dig? This is definitely one to add to your late night, chilled soundtrack collection.