Alh are an unusual hip-hop/rock collective with members spread as far apart as the UK and Australasia. The results are understandably varied but the disparate ideas usually merge into something coherent and satisfying. The scattershot vocal delivery and subdued atmospheres of 'Departure' could have come straight from the recent Subtle album whilst 'Born Way Down' hits on a groove that recalls the Madchester sounds of the early 90's. Alh's primary focus, though, seems to be geared towards filmic, slightly unnverving background music with narration or rapping over the top; peaking with the misery-tinged 'Dealer Takes Five' and their signature tune 'Namecheck'. Despite occasional worrying moments when they sounds like mid-90s no-marks The Dust Junkys, Alh have served notice that they can be an experimental hip-hop act that remain approachable as well as alternative.