"Metropolitan View," the A1 cut on his latest record, is built atop blockish acid. During the first few bars, it looks unlikely the bassy, coarse 303 will recede, though as Tang introduces soaring pads and a liquid-like ARP, it quickly loses ground. It's a good example of Tang's dynamic arrangements, which tend to fade seamlessly from scene to enthralling scene, like dreams. Somewhat doleful, the title track also adheres to this description, legions of pretty melodies bumping cautiously against one another and momentarily forming into various shapes.
"Subdue" is more perky, pairing sprightly drums and claps with rippling, drawn out notes. The contrast is simple, yet works well. "Swell" is perhaps the most analogue-sounding of the bunch, though it still retains a majestic, watery sense of peace. Here, great sweeping pads gently push and pull, while more angular notes dance a merry jig in the foreground.