"The Host" begins the EP of the same name with brutally smudged kicks and an itchy top-end. 16th note synths stack up in collaboration with the percussion, disorientating the track's internal clock. It's just about the toughest thing Gräser has produced. "Thu" then shimmers on a gossamer late '90s IDM tip, before "Mikro" achieves profundity through an affecting arpeggio and stubby broken beats.
Main Mode is similarly assorted. The title track is a busier take on the rolling techno so favoured at Gräser's new regular club home, Berghain; this sense of denseness would arouse a dance floor but is a touch fatiguing for the home listening environment. "Biokenetik" also gorges itself on the entire frequency spectrum. Its bass and pseudo-ethnic percussion make for a scruffy little breakbeat number that merely plays with the idea of an emotional response. The untitled EP closer employs another broken beat but fully embraces a sense of poignancy. Gräser's multifarious music and club bookings seem to confirm a name in the ascendancy.