The pair's latest effort, the Twofold EP, deals in slow-burning house beats that build into cosmic jams. Each of the five tracks follows a similar structure: they start with skeletal beats and then melodies, basslines and pads rise gradually to the fore. "Twofold Circus" opens with a bare kick drum and the tiniest of hi-hats, and over the course of 12 minutes, watery chords creep into the mix along with squelching acid notes, cow bell and a heavy dose of celestial synths. The technique of continually adding new elements occasionally poses a problem, as the full impact of the more compelling elements is lost. On "Seven Up," for instance, the bass guitar notes, hi-hat patterns, strings and breakdowns dilute the twinkling keys and throbbing bassline.
VtotheD's strongest work here is "Grey Smoke Lodge," a darker cut with a rubbery kick drum and tiny percussive notes in the background. The tune is full of minute details—tweaked-out squeaks, gritty shakers, crackling hand drums—none of which are conspicuous enough to outweigh the others. While some of the tracks feel a bit scattered, "Grey Lodge Smoke" feels focused.