Rob Dougan is hurt, and he's mad, and he's got the tools to translate that into jazzy filmscore music. A raw voice with catchy hooks, makes for a formidable record. On multiple spins it becomes clear that all the classical instrumentation is 'fake', but in the trip-hop roots that shouldn't bother.
Nice dream-pop that is unmistakably recorded in the 80s. Don't let the 80s cheese fool you though. Julee has some crazy ideas and hidden in this album are some of the most early roots of the modern day freak folk.