Incredible release from this Canterbury icon features his one-of-a-kind bass sound with Cawkwell's keyboards & vocals. Her singing is definitely more in the avant vein of Dagmar Krause or Catherine Jannieaux but the harshness comes and goes like ocean waves washing up against the beach. At times she is atmospheric (both in her singing and keyboard playing) and at other times she is more angular and experimental. Hugh's bass is a little different on this outing as he is using more phase effects rather than his signature fuzz sound so his parts are more impressionistic than we have come to expect. One thing you cannot say of Hugh Hopper is that he repeats himself or stands still. This album is really unlike anything he has done before - and I mean that in a good way! For fans of progressive music in the sense of "pushing the boundaries", Hopper is always fascinating. I think this will be one of his that the listener will return to again and again, always finding new nuances that escaped with the last listening. Although Cawkwell's singing may take a little getting used to for some fans, after a few tracks the marriage of her parts and Hopper's becomes the most natural thing in the world!