The merits of a format are meaningless if the music within isn't good; fortunately, the Frisson EP is very good indeed. Yves De Mey coaxes minimal grooves, which sound like they've been constructed on the fly, from a basic hardware toolkit. He pairs the offbeat drum hits of "Isorrhythmia" with a purring synth line and pads that crescendo into a skewed groove, while on the title track he couples an earworming synth line with a warm dubby bassline.
"Frisson"'s surface is peppered with little accents of noise, but its repeated elements are hypnotic. "Cadence" maintains a nervous intensity throughout, with a propeller-like beat and a sustained chime that retreats and reemerges before erupting into a noisy cacophony. Both Peter Van Hoesen and Miles Whittaker remix "Isorrhythmia." Whittaker piles on the distortion and turns it into a noisy, nightmarish track, while Van Hoesen teases out the depth of its low-end on his echo-laden dub cut.