The latest "In the Fishtank" pairing—in which Amsterdam's Konkurrent label pairs two bands in the studio for an open-ended EP session—features offbeat Americana ensemble the Willard Gran

The latest "In the Fishtank" pairing—in which Amsterdam's Konkurrent label pairs two bands in the studio for an open-ended EP session—features offbeat Americana ensemble the Willard Grant Conspiracy with Dutch electronic act Telefunk. (There is some common ground here, in that Willard Grant frontman Robert Fisher produced two albums by the Cords, two of whose members are in Telefunk.) Like most "In the Fishtank" productions, the course of this disc is marked by real peaks and troughs. But the two gems that book-end the set—"Twistification" and "Dig a Hole," subtly updated takes on age-old folk traditionals—are more than worth the price of admission. Fisher's back-porch baritone weaves a born storyteller's spell as it courses through the lonely soundscapes provided by the partnered ensembles. Distributed in the U.S. by Touch and Go.—BB