I am writing here because I saw there were no reviews and would like to convince anyone who's not sure about it to give it a shot, because this album is one of the most interesting and satisfying I've heard in ages.
However if you're looking for more Transvision Vamp-style rawk, forget it. Number 1 is really raw and kinetic, much more akin to late 70s/early 80s post-punk/dub, like the Raincoats and the Slits debuts, where Tranvisions Vamp's albums, and even James' solo album released in the early 90s, are more assaulting.
I'm not a huge Wendy James fan so I feel no loyalty to her music (I didn't even know it was her when I got it - it was a Christmas present), but I do like experimental, alternative music and can see Racine won't be coming off my Latest playlist (NOT on iPod, can I just say!!) for some time yet.
Give it a go.