I really liked Animal Magic and Dial M, so had high hopes for this. It's a strange one though- for the first half of the album he seems to be trying to write the soundtrack to a samurai movie. All very Japanese sounding, which wears thin pretty quickly. The second half is more similar to the earlier albums only not as good. The only time he really gets it right is on the last track 'Recurring', which is a great tune. There are vocals this time too, but more often than not they feel grafted on and not a part of the song. Some rather trite lyrics don't help either. Overall the whole thing just feels forced, and not a patch on his other work.