Connelly's CV reads like a masterclass in industrial music production: Ministry, Murder Inc, Pigface, Revolting Cocks and Whitehouse are only some of what's there. I expected his solo material to be similar. Not so. Phenobarb is an expressive, emotionally charged but often quiet album that was created during a period of personal tragedy for the multi-instrumentalist. Jazz, piano, drums and guitars mesh into a thing of beauty that took me many months to really appreciate. It's an album rooted in personal pain, anguish and, above all, honesty.