Featuring High Priest of Antipop Consortium's warm flow, "Let's Go" is a welcomed venture into more upbeat territories, after emotive and discrete openers "Templehof" and the Border Community-worthy "Fugu Kiss." As the album's most expeditious song, it serves as a transition from the more low-key first half to the more epic second. Actually, it's during the album's last third that Rone offers his most accomplished compositions of his short career so far. "King of Batoofam" is emotive techno-trance at its most awe-inducing. "Parade" opts for more delicate tones up to its soaring finale, while "Icare" is so monumental you wouldn't be surprised to hear it used as the closing credit score to a BBC documentary. Unsurprisingly, Castex first made his artistic marks as a filmmaker. After hearing "Icare," you cannot deny his music's impressive cinematographic qualities.
In French, the expression "tohu-hobu" is used to refer to things in states of total confusion and cacophonous disarray. It is ironic, then, that Rone has chosen to title his latest album that way: whereas his Spanish Breakfast back in 2009 was an honest—albeit more or less distinctive—first effort at telescoping electronica and trance, Tohu Bohu comes across as a huge leap forward. More diverse and more focused, this is the work of an artist fully in charge of his vision and craft.