Such are the constraints of independent record labels, it's to be expected that the production values of their releases are often a little more lo-fi than they intended. With the first CD released by Lost Music they celebrate this fact rather than cover it up. The act in question is The Crack Babies and their chosen style will be familiar to anyone who remembers The Jesus And Mary Chain's early records. For here is a seventeen-minute EP covering seven tracks delivered with jackhammer-like decorum. Yet, as usual, persistence pays and a careful listen beyond the surface throws up a few melodic delights like the first song 'Shine' - melodically a dead ringer for New Order's 'Ceremony' with layers of feedback added. Other songs are reminiscent of Motown anthems unceremoniously mugged by a gang of ne'er-do-wells. All told, it's primitive, raw yet fertile stuff.