Being the initial solo outing from Ian Astbury and given the lack of recent new Cult material, I approached this recording with caution. However, the opening track Back On Earth kicks the album off with a funky rhythm, and sketches out the map for a lot of the rest of the album: drump loops, samples, interludes of layered keyboards, and inventive guitar riffs, and of course Ian Astbury's distinctive vocal. High Time Amplifier folows, an immediately likeable track and execellent choice for first single. The following two tracks Devil's Mouth and Tonight(Illuminated) slow things down, yet reveal a side to Astbury's writing pehaps not appreciated before, and as such are pleasantly surprising. Metaphysical Pistol is perhaps the most experimental and heavily sample-laden track - a real love or hate track. The reworking of The Witch offers nothing new, but fits in this album well nontheless. It's Over is a possible second single candidate, being one of the more commercial tracks here. The final three tracks, El Che/Wild Like a Horse, Tyger, and draw the album to a interesting close by the name of Shambala(R.F.L), which builds with atmospheric promise, but materialises into nothing really. In summary, the album sound like The Doors meet Primal Scream meet U2 circa Zooropa and of course a good deal of Cult influence thrown in. This is album is generally a lot better than you probably think it will be - definetly worth a look for fans of the Cult, although anyone with an open ear should find something here to please.