The duo of actress Stanton Miranda and soundtrack composer Carter Burwell probably wasn't meant to work on paper. Happily the expected clash of egos did not materialise on record and 1991's 'Mirandadali' represented another fine album's worth of material. Despite seven years passing since the 'Too Many Cowboys' debut, the follow-up plotted a similar course. For a man used to scoring film music, Carter Burwell avoided big cinematic gestures; eerie minimalist electronica dominates whilst Miranda Stanton trills, whispers and - of course - sings her heart out like a particularly intelligent schoolgirl, even recalling Kate Bush's 'Army Dreamers' on the tabla-enhanced 'L.D.'. What is on show here is essentially a collection of cute pop songs with the "less is more" approach contributing to the timeless feel with 'Angels' recalling the Shangri La's on a tight budget. Backed up by some weird but extremely listenable earlier bonus tracks, art pop doesn't get much better than this.