The new record by Nerftoss, "Maiden Powers," is a record by which to better appreciate the days that we have. John Jones, maybe known to some as a riffer in Baltimore band Dope Body, here has made a record more interested in the light filling the room than the architecture itself, creating soundÂ_ designed environments in space. This particular approach seamlessly balances the experimental with the accessible. Blending rock and dance rhythms with esoteric streams of sound. Half Serious half playful the album works with pop concepts that often drift into fierce forms of sonic exploration that then lead back to a familiar listening space.