Label: Big Scary Monsters Despite what the drum machine beat on the album’s lead single, “Postcard”, may lead people to believe, Light We Made is not a huge changing of gears for the boys in Pennsylvania’s Balance and Composure. The truth is that this album depicts very much the same band, just with much lighter strokes. “Postcard”, “For A Walk,” and “Loam” all feature pretty obviously programmed drums, which for many will be the hardest stylistic change to swallow, though they actually work pretty well with the group’s just-dirty-enough guitars and Jon Simmons’ subdued vocals. The rest of Light We Made has most of the hallmarks of a Balance and Composure album – moody vocals, a strong emphasis on musical and vocal melody, and the use of cutting guitar lines to create a large atmosphere. Still, the mellowness of this collection of songs blends well with Balance’s trademark melancholy, and the quieter approach makes for a nice change of pace.