What is immediately striking is the lack of production tricks and sonic clarity across the ten tracks. This of course is just what Jack Mannix and Angela Bermuda needed for the album and through it they have achieved a timeless feel with enough dirt and grit in the mics and guitar strings for it to all sound amateurishly authentic. The drums in particular have a practice room flatness to them that provides the songs with a rhythmic shadow more than a driving beat. The sound and feel of Bruise Constellation is akin to a musical polaroid. The colours are faded and washed out, the focus is blurred and scratchy. The instruments stumble along next to each other rather than tightly intertwining and it all adds up to a sound that is gloriously sloppy and shambolically appealing in some cases.