Thoughtful compositions weave driving synths, drums and guitars through lock/step rhythm and nostalgia before shattering into intricate and spacious instrumental breaks. There is a welcome complexity and depth to the tracks, which dance between moody and sweeping to sparkling and bright - creating a beautiful contrast to the honest and dark lyrics. On the album single "The Absolute", Domenic's vocals *accompanied in harmony by drummer Kyle Kimball( take on the topics of selfishness and greed / "All in all is trembling fear - bound to fall on bludgeoned bell rung ears. A senseless world of worth, deceived by needing, and the crow who perches on your tongue - reminding you it won't be too long." "Lowly People" is the band's answer to PULP's "Common People", cast through the lens of their own upbringing> the streets of Kensington, Philly - where "Broken glass shimmers like the stars, summer air breeds a certain violence." Somehow, The Acrobat achieves warm familiarity while sounding completely new. While the tracks could easily have been included on the soundtrack to every one of your favorite 80s films, there is a fresh perspective and process evident in the songwriting that rewrites the "post/punk" rulebook.