Back in the late 70s/early 80s, industrial music was primarily a cult concern. However it's influence proved to be far greater as the likes of Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails took their cues from Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Clock DVA et al, formulating what was once confrontational into a more palatable, melodic form. If anything, Bruno De Angelis' Mana ERG is a return to the early days yet has enough nous not to disregard the modern day exponents of the genre. Indeed, the first two tracks suggest the frantic electronic rock of the Sneaker Pimps. These songs effectively sweeten the pill for what is to follow; namely, foreboding stabs of piano, pregnant pauses and snatches of drum and bass. Cleverly, De Angelis injects moments of beauty and serenity into proceedings. Some of this is contributed by guest singer Deborah Roberts but on 'Angel Of Chaos' there's even a glimpse of some warm techno straight from the 808 State manual. 'Children Of The Rubble' neatly sums up the whole essence of the 'The Blind Watchmaker', which is effectively disturbing imagery and electronic beats. Never horrifying enough to be unapproachable, De Angelis has served up a compelling soundtrack to the world of nightmares.