Haven't heard the new NWW album yet but much seems to be made of the new 'lounge' departure: gone the fogtrails of the Shipwrecked sessions, in come exotica and Martin Denny with tuned bells and bad endings.
All I can say is that this:
caused much fun and frolics in years past. Ideal music for cocktail n belladonna n breakdancing/flapper parties and I can only hope that the new one mangles the themes even further (bits of Sylvie and Babs did come a little too close to the crapper moments of John Oswald, an artist I've never understood the fuss about).
Go here to hear S and B and probably somewhere else to hear the new Huffin Rag Blues