Provisionally Entitled the Singing Fish / Not To
This CD compiles two solo albums from Colin Newman. Singing Fish is mostly just Newman noodling around with keyboards. The style is reminiscent of the synth work on 154 and A-Z, but the songs are more atmospheric and don’t really go anywhere. Not To is better and more in line with Newman’s work with Wire. Perhaps it’s the absence of Mike Thorne as producer/keyboardist, but somehow this record doesn’t quite match the brilliance or the quirkiness of A-Z.