The scattershot evolution of Livonia, Michigan, pop scientist Warren, now Warn, Defever continues. In his mind, the trip from fuzzy ambient squalls and brittle, home-recorded pop to the downtempo blues of Someday My Blues Will Cover The Earth probably isn't far, but for most listeners this record comes out of nowhere. Defever has recast himself as a basement soul conductor, stringing together elliptical triphop beats and jazzy arrangements for fabulously named crooner Lovetta Pippin to wail seductively over. The gauzy haze of old His Name Is Alive records remains, but the approach is startlingly direct. Pippin sings with bone-dry emotion and no canned histrionics, and over more extravagant beats could easily be the next big soul thing.