More in our recent thread of avant-garde reviews.
Not unpleasant, what some might term - not necessarily uncharitably - ''squeaky gate'' music, percussionist Eddie Prévost and guitarists NO Moore, James O’Sullivan and Ross Lambert have concocted something of a healing spa of a record even entering the ambient domain by the side entrance.
'Inspire Expire' has an hypnotic glaze to it. And certainly the tracks thrive on long-form, occasionally brooding and ominous sounding, legato explorations where guitar lines can career across a clear blue sky as percussion clatters and rumbles as on 'Texture's Edge'.
Recorded at a studio in south London's Crystal Palace suburb last summer if you are into the soundworld of the late John Russell or imagine an apt accompaniment to a reading of some of the dystopian work of JG Ballard there is much to glean here. And on tracks like 'Seconds' the players enter an eerie, underpopulated world where less is appreciably more and a Ballard creation would feel completely at home walking the same ever darkening planet.