Fresh off the heels of their critically acclaimed double full-length Low Level Owl, The Appleseed Cast are back with nine tracks that carefully unite old-school and new-school songwriting styles. Lost Songs combines the bitter emotional release of the band's earliest recordings and the meticulous soundscapes crafted through endless hours of studio time on more recent recordings. Dynamic song structures, hurricane-force rhythms and ultra-vivid lyrics paint bold portraits of disillusion and heartache, while at other points Lost Songs overflows with swells of symphonics, feedback and electronics. Two approaches are precisely coalesced into one, creating Lost Songs' innovative appeal. Ground breaking, yet hardly surprising for a band of this caliber. The Appleseed Cast has done it again.