An informed guess would suggest that the duo's compositional approach resembles that of Metasplice, where a network of hardware and effects units is used as the basis for live recorded, on-the-fly improvisation. All five tracks have a distinctly hand-controlled feel—you can practically hear parameters being tweaked in real-time. Across opener "Moonrise" a background cloud of harmonics repeatedly billows into the foreground, forming a series of successive peaks, each one higher than the last. The tension is finally released six minutes in, when the track explodes into full flight above a booming four-to-the-floor kick drum, before swiftly dissolving into showers of static. The panicked drum machines of "Spark Joint" make it the hardest hitting thing on here by a considerable margin; at the surface it spits, hisses and arcs like an overhead cable gone haywire.
Elsewhere the mood is more restrained, though no less caustic. "Described Circles/Amaranth Haze" and "Lost in a Crater" both sound as though the tape they're recorded on has been frazzled by radiation exposure. The latter is particularly striking—a single lead line plays a sad, trumpet-like melody, but it's a ghost presence in the rough grain of its environment, where surface distortion and grinding low-end threaten to swallow it up entirely.