"Dawn Chorus Pedal" is gratifyingly dreamy analogue house, whose subtle detailing—minute whispers of delay, feather-light tom hits—is a treat to the ears. In the latter half, a barrage of hi-hats gives the thing an unexpected lift, before giving way to skewed, gorgeously billowing reverbs in the penultimate minute. The plaintive piano chords and sorrowful vocal of "You Don't Know Don't You Know," meanwhile, places it in more pensive territory from the get-go, although its spartan halftime beat and subtly snarling bassline give it a slightly more alien taste.
Still, there's something not entirely convincing here. Like Reeling Skullways, both of these tracks are underpinned with the tactile warmth of modular synthesis—and this, perhaps, is their downfall. Clearly excited more by his melodic, rather than rhythmic, ideas, Cumbers' house-leaning productions too often end up feeling slightly turgid, ponderous and lacking in backbone. Nothing awful here—but nothing particularly incendiary either.