Minotaur Shock's latest record (and his first for 4AD) is a curious affair. On first hearing it appears simplistic - even primitive - with instrumentals that appear to have come from the next bedroom studio boffin with the most limited recording facilities available to him. Thankfully closer inspection reveals that there's a lot more going on. There's a definite air that childrens' TV themes may be an influence courtesy of the slightly cheesy arrangements and general air of playfulness. Easy listening tour de force 'She's In Dry Dock' and 'Four Magpies' point to King Of Woolworths whilst 'Six Foolish Fishermen' - all analog keyboards and kid-friendly beats - is another triumph for warmth and melody over style and modern technology. The inclusion of clarinet, flute and violin also add depth but it's on the mid-80s soul/disco pastiche that is 'Luck Shield' where David Edwards is captured in best form. Never one to favour style over substance, Edwards' way with a memorable tune is his real selling point.