Unlike previous WK7 12-inches, Washer isn't a nod to past eras. Aspects of it draw in more contemporary styles, if only by osmosis. This is particularly true of "More Music," whose jabs of funk remind me of an Eglo or Apron record. The track's rides and cymbals skip among lightly grilled chords and a smooth vocal.
"Washer (Dirt Dirt Dirt)" takes a more familiar shape. Its vocals, two sets of utterances chopped off at both ends, engage in animated conversation in a strange yet easily understood language. Its drums swing and bounce in Pawlowitz's trademark style, but what you notice about "Washer (Dirt Dirt Dirt)"—and "More Music"—is how much friendlier it is. These are bridge tracks, not destination points. They may therefore be perceived to be not as good as other Power House records. But, to paraphrase an old saying, it's not about where you're going, it's how you get there.