some of you may need something more downbeat and maudlin as you escape to your cave whilst the in-laws bicker about who forgot to buy the batteries and why the rum has all gone. In that case, “Escape Route” from ZXELECTRIC may be what you need, a lo-fi and minimalist collection with twisted vocals, fragile atmospheres and a distant feel. Opening track “Saving Grace” sounds like Eno period Roxy Music right in the middle of a chaotic LSD experience, that part where nothing makes sense and the silence is deafening. Elsewhere “Balanced” has a doomy seventies soundtrack electronics feel, whilst “Parallel” sounds like Vangelis at the same party as Roxy Music. Deep inside the collection however, there is a fragile icy beauty that slowly reveals itself each time you listen, a grower but not for everyone.