The delight's in the detail
Not as immediate as its predecessor, this has Neko's high-voltage voice and the rich accompaniments of a starry lineup of backing musicians to recommend it. A little effort is required to appreciate the woozy atmosphere of Prison Girls and the delicate middle eight of Pharaohs (is that a mandolin?). As usual lyrics are opaque but atmospheric and indeed "quite sinister" as in magnificent closer Red Tide (I admit I didn't download the following half hour of insect noises). This finds the singer reminiscing about drive-in B-movies and is the one track I can't help coming back to.