The Concrete Twin was the last solo album from ex-Japan member Mick Karn, originally released on his own MK Music label in 2009. Drama is most definitely the key word for Mick Karn's latest release The Concrete Twin. Not just because it could so easily fit in as the soundtrack to the best film or TV drama you have ever seen, but because of it's sense of classical harmony that takes one's breath away. From the opening track Ashamed To Be A Part of Them, it's obvious that this is not a background instrumental album, but one that demands attention. The 10 tracks are dense, at times overpowering, and laced with a sense of symphonic overtures that surface unexpectedly through the Jazz, Swing and Drum and Bass textures. "I wanted to move away from using samples," explains Mick, "so developed a way to sample myself.