In 1990, just as Acid House and Madchester was gripping the UK, Tuxedomoon member Steven Brown was making a very different kind of music that would probably sound more of its time if it was released fifty years earlier. Stylisitically it's another eclectic effort from Brown which verges between the cinematic, music hall, classical and - on 'San Francisco' - even a little opera. There's definitely a theatrical feel to this record more than Brown's other solo compostions particularly so on 'Moaning Low' when - over a jazzy backbeat - he proclaims "Gonna die if my man should pass me by". Elsewhere Cole Porter's 'In The Still Of The Night' is respectfully covered but the repetitiive strings of 'Violorganni' outstays its welcome after a while. The bonus tracks are perhaps even more eclectic and 'Boom Boom' - deliberately or not - is a close cousin to the theme for Michael Parkinson's chat show. They certainly don't make them like this any more.