2009 release. Partially separating the frost-bitten fells that make up Lancashire's lucid landscape are small clusters of naked black trees and hedgerow that provide shelter for a host of disgruntled inhabitants hibernating from typically cruel British winters. In a wood not dissimilar to this, you'll find a welcome co-inhabitant who spends his time making fractured folk songs with limited electricity and a wide range of mutant, mechanical music machines ranging from zygotic zithers to 10-second tape loops, lutes and flutes. Imagine Delia Derbyshire in deepest Lancashire recording a Nepalese Incredible String Band with members of Os Mutantes and Faust, keeping the generator warm and the kitchen operating in audible proximity. Sam McLoughlin's viscously self-sufficient, fair-weather commune band make the type of acid-soaked folk and handicraft punk-rock that unified Gong and Soft Machine fans before he was born.