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Missed the Target
on 2 July 2003
'Rounds' is an album of instrumental music that draws on world influences and is notable I think for its percussion, which rolls along and varies in pace and achieves an interesting, sometimes distorted effect.
Between track 1, 'Hands', and track 9, the excellent,'And they all look broken hearted', there is not one tune that I can comfortably sit right the way through. The rest either bore, grate, or begin well and are suddenly screwed up by stabs of horrible noise (take tracks 4 and 10 in particular - the former being hijacked by something that sounds like someone trying to tune up a broken wind instrument in a neighbouring studio, and the latter suddenly, and quite alarmingly, featuring the sound of a squeaky toy?)
I have persevered but remain frustrated.