If you get this it's probably because you like The Make Up, The Cupid Car Club, and The Nation of Ulysses. This largely instrumental and spoken word album does not sound like any of those other bands however. Ian does "sing" on two tracks, and in a more low key, monotone way. You wont get the shrieking, screaming crazy man you are used to hearing. On the other tracks he speaks over spaced out sixties cocktail music. I realized the music was pretty good after I heard it the third time, and would have worked fine without old Svenonious on the spoken word tracks. He is however, a funny guy, and you are sure to laugh a few times at his absurd musings about art, morning ritual, and favorite tourist spot (Brazil). I laughed out loud when he deadpans, "I checked my I.D....I am still David Candy" in "Diary of Genius."
On the first listen, you will want to hear the album on headphones or just lay back and listen to what Ian has to say. After that, the album will best serve as pleasant back ground noise as you go about some other activity, like entertaining a guest over coffee or tea, or doing homework.
By far my favorite song on here is "I've been a bad bad boy."
I was left feeling like this David Candy persona had an interesting world. Unfortunately this album merely teases at what it and David Candy are really all about.Big Ian Sven fans will dig it for sure(...). Otherwise, approach with caution.