"A Night At Trouw" is an epic fusion of Soundstream-inspired disco and a warehouse-y thump that, over nearly 15-minutes, ebbs and flows between glacial calm and complete delirium. After each crescendo, flicking piano keys help bring down the song from the ledge. A bassy horn riff prefaces every peak, each one higher than the last.
"Club Night" spits out its hi-hats along a bendy bassline that recalls the recent Makam track "Girls Night." Hyper-rhythmic finger clicks dance precariously on the edges of the track's churning loops. This hedonistic energy carries into "The Board Of Eleven," which is stuffed with fluttering military snares, woodblock percussion and birdcalls from an aviary under siege. If A Night At Trouw is a record that for Makam embodies the spirit of the club, then he was probably having an even better time there than you were.