With more sparse arrangements and a largely acoustic sound, Discoid Fever abandons the dense instrumental landscapes that had characterised a lot of Todd's previous work. This, and a stronger focus on vocals and lyrics take this return to recording after a 14 year hiatus in a definitive new direction. It is simpler and more direct material, standing more on the strength of songwriting than complex arrangements.
Here Todd also returns to the "mini album" format of releasing only six songs at a time. You can read more about this album in Todd Brunner - The Incomplete History - Part 2 if you care to dive into the trivia.