"The Race" takes it a step further, like a Drexciya outtake rerouted through the sewers instead of Neptune's lair, and "Shamen" builds and dissolves a classic Detroit techno riff under the thumb of an all-consuming kick drum and some rather unnerving scraping. All that extraneous sound falls away for the crunchy "Flutter's Brother," which sounds like the charred exoskeleton of its predecessors. "Tiles" could be that track's missing high-end—bleep techno in the most literal sense of the term.
All of these tracks offer heavily lo-fi takes on recognizable house and techno forms, a theme which by now is par for the course more than anything. But there's something almost aggressively grungy about these tracks, and it's the odd one out on the EP which best spells out why they're so appealing. "Walk With Me" isn't so much a techno track as the cheapest, most filthy disco-style edit you could imagine. A Jefferson Airplane sample gets chewed up by static so that the folky mumblings resemble a beat shorn clumsily with a dull knife. Mystifying, frustrating and tantalizing all at once, MGUN is a lot of things, but never boring.