By far one of the all time best unknown bands, the Legendary Pink Dots’ The Tower is a dark and exceptional trip into their warped and bizarre musical psyche. Compared to other Dots records, this one doesn’t quite have a whimsical feel that marks quite a bit of their style. As always, there is tons of musical inventiveness in their use of exceptionally low-tech drum machines matched with dissonant guitars (such as they use in “Break Day”) and the ever-present violin of their earlier years. “A Lust for Powder” and “Poppy Day” are the catchiest of the lot, while all the Tower tracks tend to move into ethereal territory. Soleilmoon has done quite a favor for the underground world by rereleasing these gems.