Being one who was utterly enchanted by their first US release, the compilation "Work and Non-Work", I was eager for anything else by this Birmingham (?) based group. Their latest offering, "The Noise Made By People" ups the ante with a more cohesive feel and sound. This CD-single contains one song from "Noise" (Papercuts) plus some great material available only on this release. Two are instrumentals: "Belly Dance" is dark and slightly silly (a terrific combo!); "Dave's Dream" bleeps and burps while the Siren calls. They're wonderful, but the real standout is "Where Youth and Laughter Go", with its jumps from the intimately-sung verses to the wordless, cavernous chorus. A song full of emptiness.
I'm so glad I didn't pass it up, even though it costs a bit here in the States!