I had the privilege of reviewing this self-titled album by Scottish band, The Strange Blue Dreams for folking.com. It was one of those serendipitous occasions when you’ve agreed to review a cd, but the cover art is a bit discombobulating & you’re not sure what you’re going to get. At first glance the cover looks like a slightly sci-fi arrangement of pipes and tubes. Second glance (with your glasses on) and you realise it’s an artfully shot staircase – but still no hint as to what’s inside. And, then you put it on the cd player and are blown away by an amazing band. Really, really worth checking this lot out.