Back in 1998 Komputer released an album that was not so much Kraftwerk-influenced as being almost a total rip-off of their trademark electro-pop. Granted it was a very decent attempt at honouring the German godfathers but it was taken like an in-joke at the time. Four years on, Komputer return with a new set of recordings that still bear a Teutonic stamp but now take a detour into sampling. The twosome of Simon Leonard and David Baker picked up some vinyl records from a local market stall and then started to experiment with them coming up with a collection of eight, initially odd and quite unapproachable tracks; 'Kompaktor', for example, just sounds like they've tape-recorded noises from a car factory. However, after repeated plays the mix of clipped beats and loops becomes quite addictive. The robotic vocals of 'Keep Rocking' is the 21st Century's answer to one of Kraftwerk's last recordings 'Musique Non-Stop'. Others like 'Joanna', 'Stringer' and 'Chirpy' change from alienating sample-fests which would only attract the most bedroom-bound of nerds, into hopeful instrumental anthems whose sparseness is matched by a hitherto-unappreciated warmth. Once again the cheek and charm of it all should dispel fears of the listener being duped.