Depressive, zonked industrial-folk album of the highest order. Sofie Herner brings something absolutely sinister to this record (but when doesn’t she? - check out her solo project Leda if you can snag the 7” somewhere). När’s starkly sensuous, eminently listenable dronescapes have something in common with recent Consumer Electronics, Puce Mary, or of course Dan Johansson’s own Sewer Election, but – not to sound like your dad - Neutral feel like an actual band (more than provocateurs or noise artists), their binbag-ooze riffs and death-ray distortion married to melodic sense and a whiff of romance (not just the binbags) that is tantamount to pop (or some horribly distorted mirror image of it). I mean, they set out their stall pretty clearly with the opening track, a corroded, colour-drained cover of a Flying Nun classic: Chris Knox’s unrequited (stalker?) love anthem ‘Not Given Lightly’. You’re in good hands here.