Along with John McEntire, Jim O'Rourke is one of the most fashionable names to drop in post-rock circles. This is nonetheless a guitarist's album with O'Rourke - under the consderable influence of guitar legend John Fahey - picking his way through four lengthy tracks of complex chord changes. The result, though inessential, is a pleasing trawl which encompasses the worlds of country and jazz in equal measure often in the space of the same piece. The tracks are easy on the ear enough and their wilful eclecticism warrants further listening. Overall though this is an album to be respected rather than loved as 'Bad Timing' is not going to change anyone's life.