A Scottish supergroup of sorts, the Reindeer Section is a who's who collaboration of the Glasgow indie scene led by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody —and featuring members of Belle and Sebastian, A

A Scottish supergroup of sorts, the Reindeer Section is a who's who collaboration of the Glasgow indie scene led by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody —and featuring members of Belle and Sebastian, Arab Strap, Idlewild, Teenage Fanclub, and Mogwai among its army of 27 contributing musicians. The project largely reflects Lightbody's appreciation of twee atmospherics, a sound most commonly associated with his band as well as with Belle and Sebastian. With its wispy vocals, and delicate, slightly orchestral arrangements, no one is going to mistake Son of Evil Reindeer for, say, a Mogwai album. But part of the fun here is listening to artists not generally associated with gentle indie pop give it a go, as Idlewild's Roddy Wooble does on "Who Told You," or as Arab Strap's Adrian Moffat does on "Whodunit." The Reindeer Section's parts are ultimately better than its whole, but Lightbody's dreamy experiment is a pretty one that makes for a pleasing lark.—BG