The other four tracks are deep, radiant techno in the vein of Oni Ayhun and Luke Abbott. "Gamma decay patterns of Nickel-56 at E-level rnd and Calcium-48 at E-level 8278 keV" is the closest thing to a hit, with a pop-oriented chord progression underpinning its powdery drum hits and fizzing arpeggios. "Three exited nuclei of Lutetium-167 and gamma spectra of Cobalt-60" (sic) arranges bright, stuttering melodies over a tingly house beat in a way suggestive of music boxes gone haywire.
"Technetium-89, Technetium-99 and Zinc-69 all at E-level rnd" is based around an odd, flickering melody. The result, when paired with a slow, electro-tinged 808 pattern, is a kind of nuclear-powered funk—deeply strange, but also deeply intuitive. The EP closes out with "Three exited nuclei of Lutetium-167 at E-level rnd" (again, sic), an explosion of rainbows at 118 beats per minute, vibrantly detuned and strafed with winking pitch bends. Four Tet and Emeralds, it would seem, draw power from the same isotope.
Thu / 17 Nov 2011
A1 y-spectra of Barium-133, keV = Hz
A2 y-decay patterns of Nickel-56 at E-level and Calcium-48 at E-level 8278 keV
A3 Three exited nuclei of Lutetium-167 and y-spectra of Cobalt-60
B1 Two nuclei of Xenon-131 alternating E-level and 1721 keV
B2 Technetium-89, Technetium-99 and Zinc-69 all at E-level
B3 Three exited nuclei of Lutetium-167 at E-level