Occasionally there's an act that demands more than a mere listen. An album that grabs at the lapels and in an over the top yet wholly understated way screams through a whisper. Flash Pan Hunter, the act created by the mad Brightonian musical professor Clark Gregg has something to say in debut album Quick Way to Enemy. Gregg has been tinkering about in his inventors shed and - after years of imbibed experimentation - has emerged with an album that has a serious chance of creating its own sub-genre.

It's the sound of someone taking the lid off a box of hallucinogenic frogs and then trying to control the ensuing chaos, yet ultimately encouraging it. A flag waving to the oddball, crazy souls that needed their standard bearer and found it in a vibrant vaudevillian, gypsy jazz-infused harmony ride that rapes a Jason Donovan hit and spews it out with such gusto it becomes an instant classic.

First single 'Quiz Show' achieved positive reviews both for the lyrical dry humour and abstract progressions that were delivered beautifully in the accompanying tongue in cheek video.

Teaming up with producer Tim Bidwell, whose most prominent contribution is in folk music, seems to have worked. The lid is off and Tim has done a fine job trying to capture the preceding considered-yet-contradictory lunacy. Follow-up single 'Overcome Love with the Devil' is a 1920's gypsy jazz fairground ride that contains the lines "All you want is / away from this quagmire long before the guilt sets in / remember all the little things that ya hate / and wash 'em all down with beer & women." When the chorus sets in the song's musical parts briefly fall down like dominoes, before the jazz hand harmonies kick in from the shadows to pick them back up again.

The songs have a fantastical other-worldly element to them from the opener 'Howl at the Moon', through to the comedic barrel rolls of songs such as 'Rose Don't Do It'. Flash Pan Hunter and its alter-ego Clark Gregg shine a light on the ability to write songs without the comic kick in places. The semi-gospel track 'Patchouli' and 'Overcome Love' B-side 'Mountains and Molehills' are songs which display the vocal range and maturity that can be achieved when the frogs are asleep.

When The 405 approached Flash Pan Hunter for an interview, we were told by a record label instated social worker the "artist is feral." When we laughed nervously, the social worker held us tight, eyeballed us, drew close to our faces and whispered, "Feral". Agreeing to write one question down, we wrote "What do you hope this album will contribute to the eternal tapestry of music?"

We waited three weeks and received a parcel from a remote village in Brest, France. It contained a broken fish finger sculpture along with a screwed up piece of paper. It read, "I hope it'll be the weird faded bit in the tapestry the restorers can't quite figure out. The bit that they daren't fix because they can't work out if it's a face, an animal or just an old wine stain."