In some ways, it's Martsch's John Fahey move. Finger-pickin' and slip-slidin' on an amorphous plane where traveling riverside blues and Ozark mountain breakdowns square-dance together, he gets gorgeously traditional. Yet Martsch doesn't lose his own style in favor of past forms. So Martsch's beautiful outsider songs are very much here, only they're decorated in rural-Americana garb -- best exemplified by the lovely, half-acoustic, half-electric stomp of "Window" and a spooky electrified cover of Mississippi Fred McDowell's "Jesus." And yeah, he busts out the Strat for a couple of long-winded day trips, too. Some hats, you see, remain permanently attached.