Like electricity trapped in ice, such is the aural experience of indie experimentalists the Sea and Cake's sixth album, One Bedroom.

Like electricity trapped in ice, such is the aural experience of indie experimentalists the Sea and Cake's sixth album, One Bedroom. Almost begging to be labeled "stylish" and "even," it is subtly but substantively more than that. A warm sonic cocoon with synthesizer veins, it possesses the rare quality of making the listener feel like an active ingredient of the music. Exhibits A and B: the gently busy "Le Baron" and the defiantly delicate "Try Nothing." Big points for courage in covering David Bowie's "Sound and Vision"; bigger points for making the result interesting and not embarrassing. One Bedroom is stunning and sheer like a hologram. In a hipper galaxy, this would be elevator music.—AZ