It's difficult to decide which of the six tracks messes with your mind most. Is it the frazzled military march of "Klank" with its roaring interjections and door-slamming bass kicks? Or "Lazy Wayne" and its comically pitch-shifted vocal and spanking percussion? On "Slowhand"—arguably the only point on the EP where it feels like Dense & Pika lift the boot off the throat—Jones and Glimpse fuse tribal drums with a nagging synth ping.
This one is blown out of the water by the stomping "Slacker," which sounds like a robot gone feral, with its increasingly deranged digital melody. "Bad Ink" might appear as a welcome change in pace but there's an underlying, growling malevolence working away in its basement. As the bumping final bars of the EP's most melodic moment, "Wandering Hands," peters out, you'd be forgiven for exhaling long and hard.