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P.M. Dawn of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross

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Fronted by gentle giant Prince Be, the Jersey City-based rap duo P.M. Dawn weds rhymes that sometimes sound like the spaced-out jottings of a college frosh to music that’s simultaneously airy and funky. In P.M. Dawn of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross, the number of times the images match the magic of the songs is surprisingly high. ”A Watcher’s Point of View,” directed by Bob Dylan’s son Jesse, shows a sly, surrealist sense of humor. If parts of ”Paper Doll” are affected in the manner of an old Duran Duran video, the hit single ”Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” lives up to its conceit and more, using animation effects and aquatic choreography. But as for the between-clips comments of Be and his brother partner, DJ Minutemix, they serve little purpose except to make the viewer envious of whatever it is that gives these two such a liberated inner life. A-