With the recent praise afforded to extreme lo-fi songsmiths such as Ariel Pink, the barriers have been broken down for anyone with the talent to offer their primitively recorded works to the masses. Next to step up to the plate is James Blackloud who - with his trusty bass guitar, drum machine and his own unearthly vocals - has recorded his latest musings on to an 8-track for posterity. For the uninitiated, the second of the two CDs entitled 'Mysterious Waves' is the better option, largely because it is less unhinged and more tune-based. Not that listening to these sounds of primtive psychedelic/stoner rock are an easy listen by any means. Whereas 'Suicide Saint' stretches the madness to the point of senility, 'Search Light' impressively sets the scene for grimy post-punk and macabre moods; a common feature throught the album. Generally, Blackloud rises above novelty value, revealing positive indications of a talent who is gradually presenting his disturbed ideas into a more palatable form.