Mark Tranmer provided the instrumentation for one of the most impressive albums of 2000, namely The Montgolfier Brothers' 'Seventeen Stars'. Gnac sees him reverting to his old synonym and this is his third album in all. 'Biscuit Barrel Fashion' is wholly instrumental so lovelorn Durutti Column type-ballads give way to bizarre, nostalgic trips into murder mystery-type incidental music. No surprise then, that an Agatha Christie character is mentioned in the title of 'Superintendent Battles Arrives'. Despite the faint aroma of naffness there's still much to enjoy, none more so than the spiralling 'Bad Dancers Collide' or the lurking menace of 'Uncomfortable Modes Of Transport' whereas 'Eighteenth Century Quiz Show' is the closest the album gets to Tranmer's last project. It's hardly essential listening but Tranmer's choice of unusual instruments and production technique has plenty of mileage yet.