In contrast with some of his more cerebral works released around the same time, the bulk of Milagro finds Schmidt in a dance floor-friendly mood. With its celestial atmospheres and chorus of sonar bleeps, "Milagro 02" marries these two approaches through an irresistible 909 swing. "As She Left" is the real jewel in the EP's crown. The spaced-out introspection of the title track is toned down for a slick and swaggering club bomb, with an endearing quirkiness provided by jazzy flourishes and hyperactive vocal cuts.
"Opacity" unfortunately doesn't sound quite as fresh. The track's disparate textures feel a little convoluted, with a lack of the razor-sharp grooves found elsewhere on the record. "Slow Motion," on the other hand, is another fine exercise in pensive yet perky deep house, its dreamy pads offset by whimsical keys and that familiar strut. One seldom encounters tracks that effectively combine musicality, emotional depth and dance floor potency like those on Milagro.