Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD/DVD releases ist ist,"Architecture" (Kind Violence)-Majestic Mancunian post-punk combo ist ist certainly couldn't be accused of undue haste in making their debut album available to an unsuspecting world, as "Architecture" has apparently been six years in the making. The finished product is certainly well worth the wait however, exploring the disquieting themes of anxiety and emotional turmoil over some of the most sublimely atmospheric and darkly memorable musical backdrops that you could ever wish to hear. Echoes of Joy Division, Interpol and Nick Cave surface throughout a remarkable package which peaks with the starkly compelling "Discipline," "You're Mine" and "Slowly We Escape."

Pilot,"The Albums" (7 T's / Cherry Red)- Scottish outfit Pilot burst onto the scene in the mid seventies with an infectious sound that was blessed with a freshness and immediacy that few of their contemporaries at the more commercial end of the pop-rock spectrum were able to match, and their easy on the ear debut set,"From The Album of the Same Name," yielded a couple of hit singles in the shape of "Just A Smile" and "Magic." This all embracing box set brings together all the contents of the consistently tuneful albums that David Paton and company recorded during their four years together , reviving their 1975 chart-topper,"January," as well as several interesting bonus tracks culled from Paton and keyboardist Billy Lyall's relatively meagre solo output.

Cat Stevens,"Tea For The Tillerman Live" (Wienerworld)-The early seventies was a very productive period for Cat Stevens , and this intimate live package captures the concert which this distinctive singer-songwriter gave at KCET Studios in Los Angeles in June 1971 to help to promote his fourth studio album, "Tea For The Tillerman." Wienerworld's splendid DVD re-issue showcases the cream of this critically acclaimed long-player, including timeless gems such as "Hard Headed Woman," "Wild World" and "Father and Son" as well as an animated short film,"Teaser and the Firecat," narrated by the late great Spike Milligan.