I'm really glad I purchased the second Elephant Tree album before the first one. It's not that this record is bad, per se, just, shall we say...amateurish. It's clear when this album was recorded that Elephant Tree was struggling to find their voice, clinging more to their influences rather than using them as a springboard towards new and different expressions. Their sophomore effort, by contrast, sounds like a completely different band. But you don't get one without the other, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Favorite track: The Sead.