From his days with The Police to a jazzy tribute to Thelonius Monk, Andy Summers is one of our more interesting guitarists. His new album is exploratory and expansive, despite featuring almost only himself on guitars, drums, bass, keys and banjo. It boasts a fine production with Andy’s richly distorted guitar often taking centre stage. Opener, If Anything is awash with ambience and a searing, Santana-like lead. The title track has his guitar jumping around with rich modal intervals, while Adinkra nods to both world music and blues with some great backwards echoes on the clean melody guitar. Andy nods to his Police tones with the chorus’d riff on Shadyland, underpinning a trumpet-like head. Gigantopithecus’s stilted groove is intriguing as numerous guitars move around the stereo field. Keep an open mind and after a few listens you’ll find much to admire here.