Jazz elements and a mournful piano have taken center stage on several songs, emphasizing the black-and-white, pared down atmosphere of mournful pondering. My predictions about a stronger future emphasis on experimental electronica in my interview with Jäje (here) were obviously very far from the mark; never have acoustic instruments had such a prevalent position as on this album.
Jay-Jay Johanson simply has no surprises up his sleeve on this one. He is just being himself. Take it or leave it.