It would take something special to follow up the brilliant eclecticism of 1998's 'Fantasma'. Since then Cornelius has made two mutual back-slapping remix albums with the art-rock/indie fraternity but his next 'proper' album was always going to be the acid test. To that extent 'Point' is something of a disappointment. By most people's standards it would be impressive but the lack of top quality tracks and use of repetition (staccato percussion, the number of tracks which sound like inferior versions of best track here 'Pont Of View Point') render it a work of consolidation rather than evolution. When he gets it right as on the afore-mentioned near-title track and 'Drop' it's excellent, with gorgeous multi-layered vocals and sound effects bouncing from speaker to speaker. The disappointments occur on the aimless riffs of 'Fly' and 'I Hate Hate'. The easy listening chic of 'Tone Twilight Zone' is a little tiresome but on 'Brazil' he recovers his form in this genre. Pastiches they may be but without a 'New Music Machine' or 'God Only Knows' there are fewer killer tracks to pick out from 'Point'. Quite a decent album overall, but one which fails to meet its high expectations.