Noah Nine Prehistoric Astronaut

Almost like a Beatles' Revolver for the new millennium, this disc is a collection of immaculately produced odd and fascinating pieces. Right from the opening track, "Eyes Light Up," you're hooked into a compelling groove, clever vocal interplay and lush keyboard textures. With titles like "Stellar Cafe" and "Prehistoric Astronaut," you get a sense that the group believes in alien colonisation and that whole trip, and the lyrics reflect a cosmic, spacy view. There is a definite otherworldly feeling when you put this disc on, complete with creepy guitar lines and eerie vocal layers. After listening to it, you feel almost disappointed coming back to earth. (Stellar Earth)