An enormously strange and beautiful piece of work, just like the label says. With refreshing boldness, it goes beyond the usual jazz conventions, though it always comes back to it. John Lurie conjures up some pretty dazzling sound tapestries with his Alto which are almost magically echoed by the brass section. Many stylistic surprises come from the guitar, base, and drums. Sophisticated compositions, virtuoso musicians, and true innovation. This album has it all.