Rating:

* * * *

On a British drum'n'bass tip comes the producer/MC duo Lynx & Kemo.

The Raw Truth

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, a dark, yet soulful and utterly unique album, could pass for dub-step.

However, they produce an industrial electronic clickety-clack that is well-greased, which gives songs like

Camera

and

Apocalypse

fluid groove in contrast to the traditionally cold and anti-social mood that often comes across in this static form of music.

Camera

glitches and bops along with Kemo's foreboding and doomed spoken-word lilt; some ominous "la la las" open

Committing Love

;

Tribes

belches forth with some booming bass and heaving movements of sound; and the record's smoothest moment comes on

All You Own

, a melodic drum'n'bass tune with a bloke who has the same husky, soulful voice as Fat Freddy's Dallas Tamaira.

Towards the end, from

Broken Glass

and

Deez Breakz

on, it takes a darker, more disturbing and clangy turn which is when these two show their true spirit.

Scott Kara