It really shouldn't have worked but it did. Somehow Andrew Chester's love of acoustic melody and David Luke's techno diversions managed to formulate a splendid and coherent album; especially commendable as 'Vulnerabilia' was their first album together. 'No CV' is no less eclectic; beginning with shouty rock and ending with classical piano which doesn't sound so remarkable until you realise these events all happen in the first track 'Lonely'. From there the schizophrenic experience continues as the folk/techno mix is joined by all kinds of variations such as Middle Eastern rhythms and miltary beats. Naturally, all these ideas would be a waste of time if Luke and Chester couldn't come up with any decent songs, which they are able to do frequently. 'Stumble' shows their strength in more traditional comforting songwriting and 'Life' possesses a dizzying psychedelic chorus. They are also adept in wrapping up their gritty Mancunian lyrics in to the sweetest of soulful tunes; Exhibit A being the Stevie Wonder-esque ballad 'Some Chemicals' whilst the epic 'The Boy I Used To Be' would surely be a hit were it not for the repeated use of "the F word". To put it simply, Mancunian techno-folk doesn't get much better than this.