A mass of bulging bass hits and rippling synths, "Borderline" is every bit the type of meditative techno we've come to expect from Recondite. As the track progresses, a dark veil tightens around the elements—synths become shriller and each kick more ominous with every swollen step. "Stomper" is more direct, marrying jackhammer drums with a distorted synth line, giving it the sheen of classic Berghain techno.
Mulder's "Won't Say Nothing" sends wild cosmic synths tumbling over bass-heavy breakbeats. The result is beautifully disjointed. On "Old Rutins," Mulder really flexes his muscles. He launches straight into a taught and funky groove, as muted 303s play off razor sharp claps. This is without a doubt the strongest Shift release to date.