Arrivals & Departures is the first full-length release from Seattle’s Miniature Airlines, following up a string of short EPs that have trickled out since 2005. While the stylistic seeds of this album have been present in previous releases, the LP format finds them taking root and springing forth in new and exciting ways. The frenetic drum editing contrasted with direct, emotionally rich songwriting gives these instrumental tracks a lively, memorable presence upon first listen. The subtle synth textures and melodic development keep them engaging as you get to know them. This is music for heartbreak, nostalgia, hope, awe, and maybe even a little bit of dancing in between.