Infant swipes a handful of instrumental flourishes and turns the track into something a Four Tet fan might like: crazy-looping melodies over a sturdy, affirmative pulse. Not to mention bass so big it's as if it were trying to hug you. Nathan Fake's four-minute "Ambient Version" will, with luck, head straight to Pop Ambient 2011: artificial strings play a melancholy fanfare, one whose notes seem to disappear as quickly as they come in. That's a taster for Fake's 10-minute long-dark-tunnel epic. It hurtles, rather than glides, and that's its appeal; I kept flashing back to hard early '90s Germany, happily. The mix by London's Radiant Dragon, meanwhile, takes direct cues from krautrock and Fripp/Eno while maintaining a four-to-the-floor beat, though the snare-heavy climaxes make it feel a little more rock.
Shuffle Truffle's "Epic Stoner Mix" starts out like an anomaly in this company—pinging triangle, dirt-swallowing low end and a clean surface that's soon muddled up good by finely-sliced wafts of ambience and fog-like voices. When the bottom comes back after dropping out a while, the song seems to have slowed down. Dude, whoa.