At the back-end of 2002, Gramophone's self-titled debut album became one of the best trip-hop albums released for a good few years. One third of that group - David Picking - has now released his first recording under the name of Rhinoceros. It is a largely instrumental affair named 'Tiny Ghosts' that has an appropriately haunting feel to it. 'World Afraid' employs the piano and the barest of atmospheres to accompany guest vocalist Tim Bowness' fearful tones. Picking acknowledges Four Tet as an influence and the use of repeated percussive beats and addictive bass-lines bears its hallmark on the title track and 'Onionskin'. These two tracks are surpassed by the following 'Watershed' where a distant trumpet mournfully ponders over a slow jazz beat. Those expecting a Gramophone-esque excursion into dark pop may feel a little short-changed but the noirish ambience to most of the music is captivating enough in its own right.