This is the soundtrack of dreams. First, a normal night dream, until you start hearing your alarm clock on it, and finally wake up. Then, it's a daydream. When awake, it's monotnous, but when the dream starts, you start dreaming about robots and gnomes and stuff like that. That's how I interprete this song at least.
A great voyage: first, we listen to some delicate bass guitar melodies, reminding us of their first album and the early 90s post-rock; after this intro, the track delves into a Neu!-style krautrock and it is driven by a pulsating motorik beat for about 4 delightful minutes and after that it slows down to make the transition to my favorite part; a ringing electronic sound gives us a brief rest for what we're about to experience in the next 4 minutes: a hypnotic minimalist piece influenced by the likes of Steve Reich and Terry Riley that transports us to a whole new dimension (ok, I really like this part and the key changes throughout it and the marimbas and the keyboard melodies); after trying to fool us to believe our sound system is failing the track passes to a noise-infused beat and transforms itself into a glitch track (Oval, anyone?) followed by an absurdly pretty melody played by those instruments they used at the minimalist section; the ending is pure chill-out: we need to rest.
Screamsquad, it's like the "Dj" sound in Djibouti plus "Jed" like the name, if you can read the International Phonetic Alphabet look up the name on wikipedia, it's a real word.
Not only is this like Hallogallo, but there are also parts which remind me of Vibes From the Tribe by Phil Ranelin. And that's not even mentioning the Steve Reich-like parts.
This is what I call post-rock. It clearly sounds, I don't know, "evolved". Some say it is clearly inspired from Hallogallo, but I'd say nowhere as obvious as the numerous Stereolab imitations of Hallogallo. This, at times, sounds a bit like hip-hop, but in no moment can I clearly say what genre it is (besides post-rock). I like this a lot, although it tends to be a bit too brooding and some parts I would want to play over and over again.