It's been a long time since Australian artist Algernon Renton last flung out a whole body of funk. And an even longer time since he changed his named from the psy-minded Positive Thought. The wait, however, has been well and truly worth it. Bulging with nine tracks, "Textures" rolls with album-level weight and consistency. Peppered with switches, glitches and great organic Rhodesy, guitar-twanged wafts and slaps, from the bluesy, smoochy opening sentiment of "Intro" to the strolling sax flurries of "Kaizer Sosage" via the more punctuated gutter grit bass and vocal breezes of "Shirt Lifter" there's a great consistency to be found throughout. Funky, slick, tighter than a nun's purse strings, these textures will captivate for a long time to come.