Magnetic Island's debut LP "Magnetic Island": Call it scene one, take two. When Magnetic Island emerged from the remnants of Renminbi with a flurry of new recordings, they sounded like a band that was still sorting through the rubble of their old ideas and processes. On various singles and the Out at Sea EP, the re-christened band experimented with new textures and arrangements but hewed closely to the Renminbi sound: an economical, recorded-live sound, with clear guitar front and center. These early recordings were gradual, cautious and exploratory. Their trajectory was uncharted.