Of all synth bands active at the turn of the '80s few took such an unorthodox approach as The Passage's Dick Witts. Whilst the recently reissued 'Seedy' compilation collated key tracks from their career there is now a chance to catch up on the sessions they recorded at the BBC. The Passage should prove to revel in this environment more than most given the experimental approach ot their music and so it proves with another range of enigmatic variations. Take 'Devils And Angels' for example; one of their most overtly poppy efforts on record but here it's reduced to half-speed and unsurprisingly more muted. Also from their first session is 'Shave Your Head' an almost harrowing, disorientating piece of work; yet despite Lizzie Johnson's fine voice the lyrics she sings sound like the voice of a considerably angrier being. That being was - of course - Witts himself and he becomes the frontman for the remaining sessions, whispering or snarling his way through the otherwise unrecorded 'Form And Void' and the controlled chaos of 'Man Or War'. Three demos are added to the sessions including career highlight 'Angleland' in dark reverberating and 'Dogstar' staking a claim for the one of the most chilling songs ever about comparing dog breeds. We will probably never see the likes of The Passage again.