This is something like the fourth Omni Trio and apparently three years in the making. It starts politely with ’Night Train’ which has MOR pianos, soft Rhodes and Bukem-type vibes. The second cut is leaner with nicely treated female vocals and very welcome 303. There’s a definite tension on this LP between subterranean tracks with say deep acid and interesting beats and more MOR tendencies like pianos that could pass for Richard Clayderman. So its patchy but there’s more than a few cuts where Rob Haigh gets that gorgeous frisson between the haze of the ’music’ and clinical velocity of the beats. And the opiated near 2-step of ’Less Than Zero’ is almost fantastic enough to make you forget there was anything bland about this LP at all.

4 Out Of 5

Reviewed By: Tony Marcus