Second time around for Mancunian troupe Hybrid so by now they should be beginning to perfect their attempts to fuse rock with dance music. It's an area with a lot of competition so Hybrid have enlisted the help of the St. Petersburg Hermitage Orchestra along with contributions from Peter Hook and ex-Opus III singer Kirsty Hawkshaw, to help them become contenders. Obviously together they generate a huge sound but it's also a rather production-heavy, soulless affair. 'Know Your Enemy' sounds like The Aloof in bland, auto-pilot mode and is just one of many tracks overcooked by industrial beats. The vocal performances are largely anonymous affairs save perhaps the single 'True To Form' in which Adam Taylor masterfully makes himself heard over what is the musical equivalent to a phalanx of helicopters swarming overheard. What is more, the orchestral accompaniment adds little inspiration except to provide a rather vapid, only vaguely cinematic feel. Some of the material would probably best be heard as the accompaniment to a fast-speed car advert but, crucially, for an album featuring a New Order bassist, 'Morning Sci-Fi' is desperately low on hooks.