Although hardly famous by any stretch of the imagination, Glasgow's The Wake contained a certain Bobby Gillespie in their ranks. And yet the chaotic sounds of The Jesus And Mary Chain and Primal Scream couldn't have been further removed from his erstwhile band's taste for atmospheric keyboard and bass-guitar driven post-punk music. This reissue of their first album and additional extras indicate that The Wake group had considerable depth. The album itself is no classic but 'Heartburn', 'An Immaculate Conception' and 'Judas' reveal them to be masters of quiet, gloomy music; a more tuneful version of early Cure in fact. 'The Old Man' is also a decent stab at emulating undoubted influences Joy Division. The real treats are the bonuses. 'Something Outside' is an example of what Section 25 could have sounded like with better vocals; indeed, on 'Uniform' it is the frontman Caesar who produces his most forlorn expression bringing a hypnotic grace to the icy keyboard textures lying underneath. It's hardly harmonic but this is an unexpected treat.