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For a while, Clikatat Ikatowi was the lone surviving band of Gravity Records’ original lineup of experimental, drum-heavy hardcore, and now it too has dissipated. Clikatat Ikatowi’s music was the clearest manifestation of the “Gravity sound”;moody pieces with wheedling guitars and frenetic singing that were consistently overwhelmed by drummer Mario Rubalcaba’s technical drumming, illogical time changes, and heavy abuse of toms and snare. To judge by the songs on River of Souls, the band’s demise must have come from trying to tone down the frantic energy of its past, a self-reinvention which didn’t entirely succeed. Rubalcaba is as relentless as ever, but the vocals and guitars appear to have been infected with a lethargy that was nowhere to be found on the band’s debut, Orchestrated and Conducted by Clikatat Ikatowi. “The Trials and Tribulations of Diana Smith” is the only track on the record with the old Clikatat Ikatowi fire fully intact, and its lyrics read like a critique of the rest of the album: “It’s a study of observer and observed/Their thoughts never seem to quiet in a world that isn’t fast enough.” Other tracks, like “The Feeding of the Birds” and “Ramble on Candywrappers,” fall just short of the band’s previous high-water mark and end up vaguely disappointing. It’s an epitaph built into the Gravity moniker: Whereas the posthumous Angel Hair and Heroin discographies from that label still sound fresh and innovative, Clikatat Ikatowi’s swan song already feels dated.;Colin Bane