Thanks to the patronage of Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, Jon Brooks AKA King Of Woolworths could almost be called flavour of month in the world of electronic/experimental music. 'Ming Star's strength is its sheer variety and the artist's ability to excel at whatever mood he turns his attention to. Shifting moods dominate from the Sean O'Hagan-sampling of 'Bakerloo' to the downright sinister 'Stalker Song'; the latter's inclusion of a dialogue between a stalker victim and a policeman given an unnerving twist by the distortion of the detective's repeated warnings. Techno is the dominant force on 'Colcannon' but this is followed by more inspired dialogue, this time snatched from Hammer horror film 'To The Devil A Daughter' set against a trip-hop backdrop. The rest is superior chill-out music, none quite as effective as 'Kite Hill's glorious employment of strings. At different times both disturbing and relaxing 'Ming Star' is an excellent debut from one of Britain's most adventurous talents.