In this mix of styles, this back and forth, many of the tracks stood high on their own merit, but the continuity of the album seemed slightly skewed. Hammerstrike takes many of the aspects of Strength of Weak Ties and moves them into new territory. And in that new territory Lotus achieves something that wasn't as present on Strength of Weak Ties and that's a consistency throughout. The key elements of Lotus are present for sure - funk, jam, electronic - but within these elements, or in some instances, beyond, Lotus drives the sound in a more structured, precise manner. Pushing the feel in a more definitive post, almost kraut rock vibe, Lotus melts together the panorama of sounds into one cohesive package. There's the Seventies feel of Turquoise and Invincibility of Youth to the comfortable funk on Modicum and Alkaline, which I agree with one of my contemporaries who said they sound Jamiroquai-esque. On the song, Hammerstrike and One Last Hurrah, all the pieces come together, the grungy guitars, motoring drums, basement bass lines, harsh intricacies and symphonic subtleties. And that's how the album as a whole plays out, all the pieces come together nicely.