There's a melancholic tint to Route 8's material. "Memory Disorders" feels like it never really starts: you wait and wait for the chords to kick in, and once they do, they're muted, like an Autonomic glow reduced to a flicker. "Waving Goodbye" is similar but more atmospheric, and it's given a good kick in the ass by DJ DT89, who wraps its loose limbs in a tighter house framework.
Horváth's tracks aren't floor fillers, but his drum sounds are heavy and satisfying, carrying more oomph than the songs' elegiac qualities would suggest. "C19" is the prettiest, with pads that fog up the beat like breath on cold glass. It's on "Erase Dub" that he finally gives in to the dance floor, crafting a straight-up house number that still feels a little wounded.