It's 25 years since they released the landmark 'Spiral Scratch' EP but old Buzzcocks allies Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley have decided to reunite. All those expecting the breathless speed of their earlier punk singles will be disappointed unless their tastes extend to liberal use of analogue keyboards. Devoto - somewhat disturbingly - still sounds like he has risen from the crypt as he frantically tries to fathom out what to say over Shelley's newly-acquired instruments. Boys and their toys etc. Their sole concession to their early work is 'Til The Stars In His Eyes Are Dead', a punk throwback of some distinction. Elsewhere they experiment with Eastern rhythms ('So There I Was') and industrial noises ('System Blues') but much of it has more in common with the quirky post-punk group Devoto left to form, Magazine. 'Buzzkunst' is a fun - if somewhat inessential - listen but if anyone ever doubted their relevance the lyric to 'Going Off' reveals "We are the future, we're going off... We're just about as far from death as you can get". Time to be afraid.