Monkey man sends out mixed messages
Having given way to his Messiah complex, Ian Brown has settled for producing satisfactory albums with flashes of brilliance. Starting life as an EP, this groove-based remix project fits into the template very neatly. The slick trance of U.N.K.L.E.’s “F.E.A.R.” remix and in-demand bootlegger Roy Kerr’s (aka Freelance Hellraiser) take on “Northern Lights” are the highlights. But really, who was asking for a re-recording of “My Star”?