The first track 'Save Your Tears' is great, Sian Evans' haunting voice over urgent breakbeats and synth lines. The rest of the album is fillers and very disappointing. They have some tour dates coming up next year, so this smacks of rushing an album out to give them an excuse to go out on the road, rather then spending time developing good new material. If you are a fan of classic Kosheen albums such as 'Resist' and 'Damage' and you want to listen to more of their contemporary music, then download Track 1, then go and buy the brilliant 'Independence' from last year instead.
This album has been released somewhat under the radar. It's not as good as last album Independence but it feels like a good film soundtrack - there's plenty to be getting on with from the lead single 'Harder They Fall', to the eerie, Boards of Canada-esque 'Here and Now'.
It sounds like a mish-mash of Booka Shade (particularly 'Harder They Fall'), The Knife (see 'And Another') and Portishead ('Solitude'). There are a few weak tracks, but overall this is a dark yet enjoyable listen.