By Rory Axelrod Akron’s Shivering Timbers second effort is a sprawling work that comprises as many genres as it does moods. And that is the strength of this record: its ability to wash the listener over in waves of nostalgia, and wonder, with a sense of introspective inquiry that could make one wistful or regretful, depending on their disposition. At times they burst forth with wild and unbounded joy (“I Love You So Much!” and “Sing Sing”), and in other moments they chill with haunting melodies and arrangements (“Wayfairing Stranger” and “Without Someone”) that one could mistake for a compilation. However, when listened to as a piece of art, an intricate weaving emerges, with tracks running into one another delicately enough to sound seamless. Singer and bassist Sarah Benn’s voice shifts between driving Janis Joplin-like lashings (“Mopping Floor” and “Generations”) to soft croons that bring to mind Roy Orbison’s most tender moments (“Holly Holy” and “D.H. Lawrence”). While similarities can be drawn, her voice and delivery is unique enough to stand as a whole novel thing. Jayson Benn’s — yes, relation — guitar playing creates a moving soundscape, which bounds from fevered and frantic, wailing to hush tones and plucking. The latter particularly shows the musician’s finesse with his instrument. Overall the record has a much more focused feel than the previous release. “Sing Sing” is an album that showcases a band finding its stride and clipping along at an exhilarating and enrapturing pace. But where this record really succeeds is in showcasing the band’s versatility, which is amplified to astounding limits during live sets. But don’t take my word for it, get your tuches out to Musica on Aug. 17 and see for yourself. Pick yourself up a copy of “Sing Sing” while you’re there.