The genre unspecific R.O.C. have reissued their 1995 debut album before releasing a new EP on us before the end of 2014.
This album is a mixture of installation pop, samples and instrumentals, much of which wouldn't sound out of place on a movie soundtrack with a disturbing plot line.
Desert Wind, Hey Chick and Dear Nicky are perhaps the most accessible tracks reminiscent in places of Saint Etienne while Excised and Thirteen Summers seem to either be self indulgent or possess moments of experimentation that remain curiosities rather than classics.
- A version of this review by Andy Howells appeared in The South Wales Argus supplement The Guide on October 3, 2014