So this, this, is what Stuart David left Belle & Sebastian for? The side project that, with its second album, now claims him in turning out to be small and increasingly perfectly formed. It may be the very lightest of constructs, and the twin poles established by David’s spoken-word musings and his wife Karn’s more frequent Nico-voiced contributions seem at times, well, poles apart, but the beginnings of a fragile guitar-meets-electronica cohesion can be clearly heard. Uncle Ray revisits a Californian seafood eatery and features a verbatim account of the eponymous sufferer’s post-dodgy-crustacean lament, while Mondo ’77 has the former BMX Bandit Francis MacDonald coasting like a demented Glaswegian Mr C before a ska horn section insinuates itself over the threshold. So this, this, is what Stuart David left Belle & Sebastian for? And very nice it is too.