The usual Hammill combination of musical excellence and the deepest emotions this side of hell. Shades of David Bowie in "The Great Experiment" and "Happy Hour." Dramatically moody "Don't Tell Me" (which also appears, rearranged, on The Love Songs) contrasts with the upbeat, tongue-in-cheek "Paradox Drive." The centerpiece has to be "The Unconscious Life": the vast, full range of Hammill's vocal gymnastics coupled with David Jackson's soulful sax make this song unforgettable.
AllMusic Review by Ali Sinclair