The trend for supericially good but strangely uninvolving music is one of the many pitfalls of modern electronica. To that extent, Dot Allison's second album is an exercise of in cool and calculated experiments. Much of this material is good; 'We Are Science' and 'Substance' press all the right Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk buttons and on the standout 'You Can Be Replaced' her breathy vocals match the modern Europop beats perfectly. There's even interesting diversions into acoustic guitar for 'Wishing Stone' and a big, dumb electro stomp through 'I Think I Love You'. Unfortunately there's not quite enough on the rest of the album to stand out from the masses; 'Performance' for example, aims for Goldfrapp's otherwordly beauty but falls way short. Still, overall, like an electronica answer to Sade, Allison is aloof and never less than sophisticated throughout.