Perusing the tracklist, with its guest credits for, amongst others, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Bobby Gillespie, Civil Rights avant-gardist Lonnie Holley, Starcrawler wildchild Arrow de Wilde and The Edge from U2, you may rightly wonder just what the 13-track long-player holds in store.
The answer: a hard-hitting and compulsively exploratory 55-minute electronic mindscrew, founded on unrivalled rhythmic expertise, fleshed out with an armoury of synths, guitars (Jacknife’s forte) and supplementary percussion, often overlaid with elite-class strings and brass, then universally twisted, manipulated and quite masterfully sculpted by Lee, with his super-producer’s hat on.
Lol Tolhurst – Co founder and drummer of The Cure
Budgie – Drummer for Siouxsie and the Banshees
Jacknife Lee – Produced albums for U2, The Killers, R.E.M., Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party and more…
James Murphy – Founder and lead singer of LCD Soundsystem
The Edge – Lead guitarist, keyboardist of U2
Isaac Brock – Lead singer and guitarist of Modest Mouse
Bobby Gillespie – Founder and lead singer of Primal Scream
Mark Bowen – Guitarist of IDLES
and… Pan Amsterdam, Arrow de Wilde, Mary Lattimore, Davide Rossi, Lonnie Holley