"The Flow" is the toughest thing Stephen Brown's put out in a while. Recent releases like Tangent and Chopping Board have seen him dabble in offbeat rhythms sodden in swampy pads, but here a kick and rattling cowbell pound out a straight beat. They're joined in the second half by pads that sound like wind through a keyhole. These are just texture, though—"The Flow" is as pure a percussive workout as you can get.
On "Telergia," Jonas Kopp also shifts slightly from his recent work. Though he employed a similar set of gated synth stabs on "Reject" earlier this year, they're not drenched in the cavernous reverb that colours so many of his productions. Instead the hi-hats dryly chatter, and a beep like a heart monitor bounces between bruising kicks. It's a more intimate sound than we're used to from Kopp, and a deft navigation between subtlety and dance floor clout.