What an optimist would describe as a track of slow burning intensity, I would mark as a little underdeveloped. Simply put, not enough happens, and the track suffers for it. It’s built around a simple beat and a word sample—“Plastic” I think—repeated ad nauseam. Layers are added, building up to a crescendo of punchy synths, but like a weak orgasm, it leaves you wholly unsatisfied. The track isn’t bad, it isn’t good, it’s simply average.
‘Cru Sauvage’, the offering on the b-side, is a bit more palatable. Racing along at rapid tempo, it’s a gnarly melange of acidic melody, twisted effects and poignant snares. About two thirds of the way in, we get the welcome introduction of some house chords. Sadly, they are only a tease, and regretfully, only used sparingly. Danceable? Yes. Memorable? Not so much.
‘Cru Savage’ is the stronger of the two tracks, but ultimately, as a package, people would not notice if the world was without this record.