The 2nd album from the Croatian trio VLASTA POPIĆ offers an invigorated load of their beloved signature indie-punk-noise-nowave-pop expression, though this time with a darker, more sinister edge. Faced with their previous releases, the sound palette is wider, more ambitious, and coherent overall. The magic lies in the guitar with its dirtier, additionally distorted, and louder delivery enveloped by top-notch production. The interplay between female and male sing-alongs, screams, and shouts add unprecedented energy to the occasionally melodic, oftentimes jangly atmosphere forged by the underlying instrumental psychedelia. As far as associations and influences go, ‘Kvadrat’ (Square) echoes the catalogues of bands like Repetitor, Fugazi, Shellac, Nikki Louder, and others stuck between the spheres of immediate post-punk, spacious psychedelia and gritty noise rock.