It seems ages since [a]John Peel[/a] observed that the best thing about 'intelligent' drum'n'bass was that it implied the existence of 'stupid' drum'n'bass, which would be fantastic....

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It seems ages since [a]John Peel[/a] observed that the best thing about ‘intelligent’ drum’n’bass was that it implied the existence of ‘stupid’ drum’n’bass, which would be fantastic. Stupid, however, never quite made it, whereas in 1997 its pop-hating, pony-tailed, posh neighbour ‘intelligent’ scooped a Mercury Prize with [a]Roni Size[/a]’s severely constipated ‘New Forms’, and cruelly extended the lifespan of a fundamentally crap idea.

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Second addition is sensitive diva Morgan, who decorates Krust‘s thumps and drones with a bit of terminally ‘mature’ relationship-related angst on ‘Excuses’ and ‘Rearrange’. Finally, ‘One Moment’ delivers some inoffensive string quartet reflections. Someone tell Merchant Ivory: classical is the new drum’n’bass.

Maybe a career in period drama would be for the best. It would certainly be one way of earning, y’know, a Krust.