A miniature epic that jettisons romance for realism and delivers uncomfortable but extremely rela/tive current and historical truths. From the ashes of the influentially revered and much missed Glasgow cult -Horror R^B- group Uncle John ^ Whitelock Jacob Lovatt can still yelp and howl powerfully like a man possessed but he also puts new life into ballads that could stand as mani/festos for the lost and lovelorn. Poetic observations are set to Dub, personal tragedy is told through Folk with dark billowing rhythms and explorations into Jazz, Blues, Ballads and even Gospel do not sound out of place. Lovatt is joined by Cassie Ezeji on tracks such as -The Gospel According to the Selfish Gene- which is a life affirming rail against blind acceptance and -Care Home-, an unflinching dub that stares into the abyss into which many fall. It is brutal, honest, distressing and describes real horror, a walk through the dark corridors of the human mind. Part raucous, affectionate, hilarious, rich, emotive, exhilarating, condemna/tory, artful, literate and above all very real, it-s impossible not to be moved and affected by this supercharged trip into the -awful truth-. Life is chaotic, dark and unpleasant but the chinks of light come from the songs themselves.