"Murphy" opens with a sludgy, Earth-indebted bassline and heavily reverberated guitars. It's as funereal as ever, but the live drums set it apart from the minimalism and sharp surfaces of Raime. "Stacie" pits an alien vocal sample against squalls of feedback and dry toms. They save the heaviest for last with "Clancy." It has a massive riff cloaked in layers of feedback and distortion, with drowsy bass and frenetic drums adding even more weight.
The Moin EP and releases from crust punk/black metal outfit Raspberry Bulbs and Peter Rehberg's band Shampoo Boy seem to herald a less electronic-oriented direction for Blackest Ever Black. The records may not all be as original as, say, the Raime EP, but they're all fantastically executed, and provide a welcome shock to the system.