That's primarily because there's nothing fashionable about it. As with the best Smallville material, the EP has a timeless and slightly classicist quality. Rooted in the dubbier end of techno, "Upekah" has the crackly ambiance of a Farben tune, but its sonorous bass notes and pointed synths make more use of the midrange. Melodic elements drift like glaciers in a backdrop marked by tasteful piano work. The whole thing unfolds more like ambient than techno.
"Karuna" glides with a Basic Channel-inspired patience, methodically dropping its decayed chords over a silty drum beat. Returning to the panoramic perspective of the A-side, "Mudita" feels both huge and withdrawn, contrasting its minimalist rhythm with yawning melodies. Like standing over a vast rolling landscape, Upekah has the unique quality of something grand in scale that feels intimate at the same time.