"Million Years Crushed," with its creepy vocal sample, is the EP's dingiest moment—the parts already sound as if they're echoing through a cavernous nightclub. Even this one brightens up with an unexpected dusting of piano, which also features on the flipside. Alternating between meditative and cathartic in "Val E Of The Dolls," the piano is paired with trance snare rolls and jackhammer samples. The more uplifting "American Cream" builds its own sugar rush, letting the piano frantically bounce around, filling in the space with shrieking vocals and letting it all fall away into a windswept breakdown that could've been lifted from a Scuba track. Unlike so many converts to Berghain-style techno, there's a sense that anything could happen in a Physical Therapy track.
Bringing the Berlin stoicism, Norman Nodge smooths out "Million Years Crushed" into a grayscale tool with an unassuming rhythm and vocals that reverberate like anxious whispers. Fisher originally commissioned the rework in a fit of excitement after seeing Nodge DJ at Berghain, but on Million Years Crushed he actually manages to outshine his idol.