Although the peak of his career was arguably reached in the early 80's, Vini Reilly's Durutti Column project has continued to release album after album at a prolific rate. 'The Sporadic Recordings' was orginally released in 1990 as a single CD but now comes with an additional CD's worth of material beefing up the collection to 37 tracks. Admittedly some of these tracks end before they get started; 'Silent Nite' sounds magical until it stops suddenly just two minutes in. As expected from more recent material, Reilly has expanded his sound palette to jazz ('Kind Of Love'), keyboard experiments ('For Lydia'), ambient (most of the stuff here) and even rap/hip hop on 'Vampire Business'. Nevertheless it's the more traditional Reilly material which hits the spot: '30 Oldham Street' employs a shimmering guitar figure set to what sounds like the backing track for Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn', the fluent flamenco on 'Catos Con Guantes' and that underrated, unwilling-frontman vocal on 'We Stumble'. Reilly's sleeve notes are dismissive as cuts are described as 'ridiculous tunes', 'haven't got a clue what this is supposed to be' and 'very stoned' but the listeners will know better. Of more use is how the group describe themselves as they explain their business to a customs official: avant garde jazz classical apparently.