I was really impressed with Wasabisabi’s first album of improvised free jazz / rock / prog madness, and consequently was very much looking forward to this. It gets off to a gentle start with some Nick Mason style drumming and a bit of guitar strummery. Not bad but not overly memorable. The second song is essentially the same as the first and after fifteen minutes I haven’t heard anything particularly memorable. One of the things I enjoyed about the first Wasabisabi album was the weird keyboard interjections and I have to wait till “Bollywood Haze” to get my fix of keyboard sitar solo. Consequently this would probably be my favourite song off the album, backing the extended synth sitar solo with some muted guitar work and subtle drumming that eventually spins out of control. “Abend Unterhaltung” is also pretty good, being a strange monologue with some fluttery synth work like some sort of 20’s jazz number performed by someone on acid. It’s here that I noticed however that this is a much longer album than their first. Song after song hits the ten minute mark and to be honest there isn’t enough content to warrant the length. “Costa Races” is pretty faceless and is like the starting tracks all over again. In fact the last half hour of the album lacks any real character and I found myself zoning out repeatedly. Improvised free jazz sounds awesome, and their first album proved it can be, but it still needs something for your ears to hang on to.