Imagine adding together the melodic electronica of The Notwist with some French melancholic pop and you might end up with something like OMR. This outfit are primarily the duo of Virginie Krupa and Alexandre Bovelli, with the former supplying the sensual vocals and the latter providing the modern spy thriller instrumentation. On production duties is Mario Thaler whose work with The Notwist and Lali Puna is used to good effect on these downbeat songs. From the opening gambit of 'Captive In The Height Of Summer', the song begins a headlong dive to a beautifully tragic conclusion which is followed right to the end of the album. Most of the tracks here feature a nagging guitar hook, a rhythm which increases in intensity as the song progresses and Krupa's despairing moans. On paper it sounds a little formulaic but tracks like 'I Don't Know', 'Immobilized' and 'Silvery' are powerful, passionate and perfectly produced. This is sophisticated music but one which comes attached with that all-important human quality.