There's little here you could call melody. Both "01" and "03" let hi-hats and rim shots do most of the work, the synths serving as texture for the percussion to rattle against. But each time it seems the loops are too incessant there's a flash of pad, a switch in cymbal pattern, and you're encouraged to push on over the next horizon.
"02" is more immediately engaging. With its rippling two-note bass and Answer Code Request-style stabs, this is as close as Van Abbe gets to an earworm. It's the EP's most successful moment because, where the other tracks evoke dank but unchanging atmospheres, here there's also tension. Like Function, Abbe shows how the smallest hint of filter or a snare roll can tighten every muscle on a dance floor.