Blessed with the kind of vocal treatments last heard to propel Cher's 'Believe' to unexpected hit status, this is just one of the tricks employed by Manchester's My Computer. They also use hip-hop, guitar and electronics and from-the-gutter lyrics which suggests an acquaintance with Shaun Ryder; perhaps even more unexpectedly all these features are packed into the one song; the near-ten minute opener 'All I Ever Really Wanted Was A Good Time'. This will to experiment should leave a lot of question marks but the tracks are worked into melancholic melodies emerging with a genre that can only be described as electronic soul music. At times it's as disorientating as A. R. Kane but at others the sadness of a Montgolfier Brothers record is recaptured. Listening to the first two minutes of 'Majic Flat' and the impression of a happy house club night is inescapable but then it transforms into piano-led melodrama; on 'For Somedbody Else' the trick is reversed as a poignant guitar-led lament is taken over by dazzling techno beats. It's a miracle but somehow that these chaps pull it off; who said soul music hasn't progressed since the 70's?