Time may be life’s only constant, but patience is a relative term. The title of Cult Fluorescent’s new album (available 10.5) is fitting for a collection of songs that subtly explores that subjective relationship with time, and similar to time itself, can drift by unnoticed once, then feel urgent on the next listen. Over murmuring guitar notes, “Us” contemplates finding perfection amidst the mundane (“I don’t like all this medication, but I want this freedom/I don’t like the day-to-day, but I want now forever”). The primarily instrumental cut “Heater” is more playful, with rushed whispers running underneath a steady rhythm pattern, but elsewhere Brad DeMatteo’s gentle vocals and nuanced writing find moments of humanity amidst the minimalist production, particularly on the acoustic “Winter In” (in which he sweetly rebukes “I don’t want to go out with your friends, nodding and rubbing your back”). If you have the patience, this LP will reward it.