Everything about the title track is unexpected, from its patient amble to its strange stereo imaging. Throwing around muffled vocals and found sounds, the almost painfully bright percussion is the only thing that doesn't sound totally submerged in water. And while it's no doubt intriguing to listen to, it's hard to imagine "Blades Of Brasil" doing any damage without a more proactive track chugging along underneath.
"Swoon" packs a more typical techno oomph, but the pitched-down vocal samples awkwardly wrap around each bar like they can't keep up with its brisk pace. The poppy to-and-fro of "Made Of Something" rounds off the peculiar trio, hinging up and down on an infectious bassline that promises melodic decadence but fails to deliver it. Considering the series is meant for well-rounded bangers, the more eccentric touches on Blades Of Brasil lend it a surprisingly hesitant feel.