what an album. Having only really just got into Richard D James' stuff a month or so back I'm quickly building up a collection of his albums and this is so far the most well-rounded album I've bought by him.
It is much easier on the ears than some of his other releases, and I like it like that. It kicks off with 'Acrid Avid Jam Shred' a 7 minute 40 second masterpiece which is absolutely gorgeous, which goes into 'The Waxen Pith' another beautiful track, acid-type bass makes way for stringy synths. Next up is 'Wax The Nip', a faster, more aggressive track
'Icct Hedral' follows, a swooping, foreboding, slightly menacing track. 'Ventolin' is the only track I really dislike, the horrible high-pitched noise which stays with it all the way through is too much for my ears. 'Come on You Slags!', is a brilliant track to go with the equally brilliant title. 'Start as You Mean to Go On' and 'Wet Tip Hen Ax' are good fillers, which lead you into the 2 best tracks on the album, 'Mookid' and 'Alberto Balsalm', both beautiful pieces of laidback electronica
'Cow Cud is a Twin' and the orchestral 'Next Heap With' round an excellent album off
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