ROUND EYE: Monstervision: LP

A Chinese-based band, featuring some Americans, releasing an album on a Canadian label and having recorded a video in North Korea can only mean one thing—fuck borders! I enjoyed the previous Round Eye album and this one is no different in terms of providing me with some aural pleasure. The songs are interspersed with a narration courtesy of Joe Bob Briggs from The Daily Show and, despite me finding this a bit tiresome after a few plays, the music more than makes up for that. Round Eye continues to embrace a quirky and eclectic approach, which ensures an oddball output verging on it being the bastard offspring of Butthole Surfers and The Fall. If that sounds a bit mad then that is because it is, but it all works well. –Rich Cocksedge (Sudden Death, Suddendeath.com)