Opener "Assertiveness Test" spends over half its duration as a distorted spoken intro, eventually creaking to life as a glacially paced electro stomper that doesn't quite live up to the slow-build drama of its beginnings. "Immer Mittwoch" is an energetic high watermark, with flickering keys and strong kicks backing a vaguely militaristic vocal motif. The similarities between "Extra Telest" and "Act Shade" are difficult to overlook. The former's police radios and the latter's crackly film samples are cut from exactly the same atmospheric cloth, as are their rolling basslines, chiptune-inspired melodies and B-movie effects.
"Lifting Forward"'s sonar bleeps, radios and sleepwalking percussion and pads make for more of a pleasant interlude than anything else, while "The Fox" is an amiable if not massively essential seven-minute electro squelcher. It closes a package that always squeaks and whirrs along intriguingly, but never deliver a true standout moment.