Unlike his most successful album to date, Unreasonable Behaviour, The Cloud Making Machine is not a record to dance to. With its bombastic artwork it sets itself up as a concept album, perhaps a soundtrack to an imaginary film. Consequentially, dark and brooding (and supposedly cinematic) electronic blues pieces lie at the heart of Garnier‘s new long-player. Collaborations occur with Norway‘s jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft and Scan X, all the right noises are made, and Garnier‘s eclectic taste and love for Detroit are all present and accounted for. Unfortunately, what‘s lacking are dynamic songwriting ideas on the scale of his tour de force The Man With The Red Face.