Material - Seven Souls
To a diatribe from William S. Burroughs comes music reminiscent of the classic Eno/Byrne collaboration My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. A totally groove orientated collection of material with a who's who of contributing artists including Sly Dunbar, Bill Laswell, Jah Wobble, DJ Spooky et al.
After the first three tracks, which feature some uplifting and joyful soundbites from Mr. Burroughs himself, you'll find yourself in the slightly more upbeat department with contributions on Ineffect from an assortment of instruments including an electric sitar, a couple of Indian style violins and a most unlikely horn section which makes me think of Robert Plant for some reason.
With average track lengths coming in at around six minutes plus you'll find yourself getting into this album in a big way. Technically the whole thing is faultless with performances from people who really know what they're doing and with healthy helpings of some of the craziest narrative I've ever heard courtesy of Willy S. B. I have to say this is already one of my faves.
Rating: 812,160 (out of a possible 1,000,000)