Mae Shi and Rapider than Horsepower made a split CD that is pretty damn interesting to say the least. It's more of a collage of musical experiments than a proper release from each band. But most of the material here could wind up on any album given the musical intensity and attitude of each band. Don't Ignore the Potential is filled with abstract song structures, vocal-blasted stories, and fractured guitars. Most of the material immediately reminded me of Kaito, Deerhoof, or even Solid Eye with Mae Shi commanding the more experimental & minimal side of things. 'Remarkably Dirty Animals' is the first noticeable track where these experiments pay off. It sounds like a traveling companion with it's seductive casio keyboard line. Tracks 8 through 19 are performed by Rapider than Horsepower. The songs generally have a bigger sound and cross paths with the guitar inventiveness and angular strikes of Polvo. The flute melody and thick guitars on 'Something Dirty' are irresistible and give the listener a better look into what Rapider than Horsepower is all about. Don't Ignore The Potential shouldn't be listened to with a serious ear. It's a fun and interesting experimental rock showcase that's made me even more curious to explore each of the bands catalogs.