Opener "How Long is Now" is a lengthy, cavernous affair, all dark swelling bass and unnerving acid tweaks, set against a backdrop of glitchy, minimal drums. The elements move in such steady, languid harmony, you get the impression the track might simply roll on forever. It's hard to think when or where you'd play a record like this, but Berlin probably wouldn't be a bad place to start. The soaring house diva vocals on "Groove of the Ghetto" offer an immediate, stark contrast to the title track's brooding mass, and yet with his unpolished set of kicks and snarling bassline, Gerald gives this standout soulful house cut a dark Detroit streak.
"202" opens with none of the tentativeness that ran through his previous efforts, boldly asserting itself by way of thumping kicks and a wildly captivating acid synth. The latter sucks the listener in, leading them on a twisted, merry dance towards an impending, rumbling set of bass hits. Direct homages or not, this EP stands testament to the Tacheles' continued radical and inspiring presence.