Ian McNabb and I have been friends since R.E.M. first played in London. Ian was in the Icicle Works, and we saw them on our first trip over. I’ve always followed his work, even when we weren’t in touch. I got in contact after reading his autobiography, Merseybeast. We have been sending tapes back and forth for a year or two, and this is the first fruits. Ian is an artist I respect; it would behoove the casual listener to delve into Ian McNabb‘s long and varied canon.