The title cut's rain-forest imagery decries environmental devastation. The lush strings, female vocals, and soft techno beats evoke both Pure Moods and Metropolis Records compilations. "Empirical," meanwhile, is possibly the only anti-war song of the modern era to boast a flute solo.
While those two tracks contain snippets of phantom electronica culled from Kmart's new-age kiosk, others excel at conjuring nightmares. The synth line in "Known This Before" is scarier than any of the assholes Scrimshaw rallies against -- Dick Cheney, for example.