Wha wha wha? WHALES… is Ryab Adlaf and John Nixon of Highland Park, California. This wet debut pours progressive rock, sonar sounds, and kiddy electro-weirdness into a stellar sea of five tracks that free thinkers and Free Willy can equally swim through. The vocals are especially eclectic- ranging from wide-eyed screaming in ‘Whales Theme’ slightly reminiscent of, dare I say, Disney’s Wiggles, to more the subdued- almost Ben Folds-like- voice in ‘Kimbo’. Be it giddy, dark, kiddy, stark, I’m pretty sure any track from this short would qualify as, how do you say, cutting edge.