Pascal Comelade: Stranger In Paradigm (Because Music, 2008)
He's quite a chap, our Pascal. He formed his first band in 1974 and has, ever since, been ploughing along making music equally influenced by toy instruments and what electronic music was called before it was called electronica (and other stuff). Anyway, Stranger In Paradigm (he gives very good title, does Pascal, another track on the album - a poem in fact - is called The Lonely Skinhead) sounds a bit like The Shadows might do after a full-on nuclear strike. Something to look forward to there. There is also a toy xylophone cover of Sunny Afternoon on the forthcoming Best Of album (The No Dancing - it doesn't exist on the internet yet, out November 17) that is properly lovely.