LP version. Ellis Island Sound comprises the duo of Pete Astor (The Loft, Weather Prophets, Wisdom of Harry, etc.) and David Sheppard (State River Widening, Snow Palms, etc.). Regions is the duo's third album since their inception, and it has already been described as "Afro-Krautrock" and "Teutonic High Life." It is possible to detect the influence of Jean Bosco Mwende or King Sunny Ade's guitars, along with the polyrhythmic ensemble force of Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and T-Funk-period Talking Heads. Sometime-Radiohead-collaborator John Matthias applies vocals to five tracks, coming on like an opiated James Brown channeling Damo Suzuki. For fans of Can, Fela Kuti, Talking Heads and Neu!.