Libya Tour Guide ranges over different sounds and
modes as it goes, from the almost collage of short pieces featured near the beginning to the subdued, sinister
pulsing of “Great Satan Shadow” to the extended, sometimes digitally shredded journey of “Aqua Tingktyur”.
Even more than normal, here Jones’ tracks comment on each other, with the already hectic squiggles of “Benzedrine,
Effendi” immediately answered with the fiercer distortions of the same sound on “No, Benzedrine, Effendi” and
“East of Tarabulus” naturally takes the listener further than “Tarabulues” just did. The result, whether it’s the richly echoing hand percussion of “Kurnel” or the choking static of “Rebiana Sand Sea”, is as intoxicating as always.