After debut album The Return of the Durutti Column was released, Vini Reilly decided to record its follow-up himself on a four-track cassette deck at home. Teaming up with drummer and fellow Manchester native Bruce Mitchell, the second Durutti Column album LC (named after Lotta Continua, a far-left radical Italian group) was another inspired musical collaboration. Though self-produced, the album retained traces of Reilly s earlier work with Martin Hannett. This second set of evocative electric guitar compositions features a melding of Reilly s urbane, contemplative style with Mitchell s crisp, deliberate drumming. LC opens with Sketch for Dawn (1) , incorporating Reilly s unadorned spoken / sung vocals. The duo syncs up perfectly on album highlights such as the up-tempo Jacqueline, the intimate Messidor, and The Missing Boy, a tribute to Reilly s friend Ian Curtis of Joy Division. As equally powerful and in some ways better than the Durutti Column s debut, LC expands on the emotional promise of that album by continuing to transcend genre while offering a more song-oriented and accessible take on an increasingly unique approach to composition. It s an understated and inspiring masterpiece from the pre-shoegaze guitar maestro.