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3.23 | 83 ratings

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3 stars This was the last studio album from this band. And it's too bad. They were on the verge of developing an interesting sound. As I've stated in other reviews, the main reason for them being interesting is Mick Karn's snaky, weird fretless bass style. Coupled with Steve Jansen's Can-like drumming, they raise the music above the usual British pop of it's time.

The best tracks here are Sons Of Pioneers and Visions Of China, bot featuring some great basswork from the abovementioned Karn. Ghosts is a nice moody track, a preview to some of Sylvian's later work (some with a guy named Fripp).

And easy three star album

Evolver | 3/5 |


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