If it is true that Reni picked up a habit and was dabbling in brown, it could explain the sudden use of drum machines for a band with such a good drummer. The thing is those songs actually sound awesome! It must be hard for Reni to deal with this, knowing he contributed very little or even nothing, to some of their best songs. Beautiful thing might be the last example and final kick in the teeth. I hope it isn't, reni could really improve on the beats for a live version.