The first track on this record is as unusual as you would expect it to be, given the disparity of these two artists. A terse anti-war canticle, ‘Deus Ibi Est’ sounds like Enya over a loop of David Carradine’s dialogue from Kill Bill. Ballad is the result of the inspired beauty-and-the-beast pairing of Screaming Trees growler Mark Lanegan and ex-Belle and Sebastian chanteuse Isobel Campbell. Created piecemeal via correspondence, Ballad is equal parts masculine, feminine, grizzled and childlike — this peculiar tone is best heard on the cover of Hank Williams’ ‘Ramblin’ Man’. The re-imagined duet has Lanegan groaning his way through the melody while Campbell counter-sings a female response in a come-on whisper. And ‘(Do You Wanna) Come Walk With Me?’ has to be the sweetest natured entreaty since ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’. Here’s hoping this isn’t just a one-off collaboration.