Mick Karn found fame in the 1970s as a member of Japan, a group whose reputation and influence has grown throughout the years. One of the best bass players of his generation he has worked with Kate Bush, Gary Numan, Shirley Bassey, Joan Armatrading and many more. Bestial Cluster from 1992 began life as a dance album but evolved through use of computers to play with rhythmic ideas. Guitarist David Torn, a David Bowie and Jeff Beck cohort plays and arranges throughout. The Tooth Mother contains a gamut of musical styles and influences and features David Torn once more and also world music star Natacha Atlas.