A widescreen vision of love songs, political statement and beautiful haunting melody. 'Comicopera' is more light and live sounding than its predecessors. It is the sound of a group of musicians and friends like Anja Garbarek, Paul Weller and Brian Eno playing in the room together. It feels like 'Comicopera' could be Robert Wyatt's pop album. He's openly a fan of 'Tunes', and the deep influence of songs such as 'Raining in My Heart', covered on his last record, has perhaps had an impact on the melodies and compressed structures of these new performances. But the depth of the journey here, from start to finish, is magnificent, and stopping off along the way for the sublime steel pan and sax battle of 'On the Town Square', or for 'Out of the Blue', the frantic song of bomber versus bombed, featuring Brian Eno's sampled voice replayed by Wyatt on synthesizer, seems only to be expected in an album as enjoyable and ambitious as this.2LP - Double Heavyweight Vinyl with Download.