There's nothing surprising about opener "Trip" until the warm chimes and R&B-esque vocals tumble into an undulating footwork beat. The effect is far from, say, the skulking sound of Planet Mu's Jlin. This is a much hazier, sun-soaked take on the Chicago sound, closer to something Machinedrum might have made. "Gloom" is another one of these, but more of a twinkly Submerse hybrid, almost lullaby in nature. Closer "Whyarntyou" and bonus track "Team Scare" might be the most interesting cuts, resembling two versions of a broken-hearted footwork ballad that hark back to his dubstep days.
Stay Home is little more than what we've seen before: lush and lovely beats, soothing melodies and chips of Tokyo soundbites, often lashed together with a female vocal. But little quirks keep things interesting, like on "Take It Slow"—two songs in one, bridged by the click of a tape machine button. And it's the tape allusions throughout, a lo-fi crackle and hiss that backdrops the album, that makes it work as a whole. It's the depth of sound that was previously lacking in Orme's shinier dance floor concoctions. It's nice to hear this mixologist procuring a smoother, more mature blend of electronic music.