**Used - Sleeve/NM- Media/NM- 1982 Japanese pressing, no obi, has inserts**
Gabriel's fourth solo work, continues where the third album left off, sharing some of the same dense production and sense of cohesion, yet lightening the atmosphere and expanding the sonic palette somewhat.
The gloom that permeates the third album has been alleviated and while this is still decidedly somber and serious music, it has a brighter feel, partially derived from Gabriel's dabbling in African and Latin rhythms. These are generally used as tonal colouring, enhancing the synthesizers that form the basic musical bed of the record, since much of this is mood music (for want of a better word). Security flows easily and enticingly, with certain songs - the eerie "San Jacinto," "I Have the Touch," "Shock the Monkey" - arising from the wash of sound. That's not to say that the rest of the album is bland easy listening - it's designed this way, to have certain songs deliver greater impact than the rest.