The Prunes were the Virgin Prunes without the singer and songwriter Gavin Friday, who left the band in 1986. The Prunes (Mary - guitar, voice, Strongman - bass, and Dave-id - vocals) released three albums from 1988 to 1990 and this is the second.
Gavin Friday's favourite cabaret style is now gone and replaced by a more "rock" feeling. The band doesn't hesitate to experiment with different styles making the record a very interesting acoustic experience. Their best moments are the two straight psychedelic songs ("Dissolve to..." and "Flower") - the band creates a really dizzy psychedelic atmosphere.
There are also experimental songs with a heavy dark atmosphere ("Loaded in a crazy dream of hell" and "Voice Over") plus some songs moving between darkwave (the creepy "Built a temple of your soul" is a fantastic dark elegy) and rock.It's not a masterpiece but it's an excellent record by some of the most adventurous musicians of their generation.