Despite the mind-scrambled aesthetic, the tracks unfurl with precision. Nowhere is that more apparent than on Parrish Smith's "L'Importance de Doute," the set's centerpiece. Beginning with an ominous synth blast that could have been ripped from a recent sci-fi blockbuster, the Dutch producer's cut picks up steam fast, sending 707 drum hits and filtered bass down the wormhole in 1/16-note packets. It's got a vintage feel, but it's terrifyingly immediate. The others are equally high-pressure, if a little more subtle in their push. Deniro (no relation) makes two appearances: the polyrhythmic "Dumans" features cymbals honed to a razor's edge, while "Organezized" is speckled with pastel-hued pads.
Kraviz herself pops up just once, collaborating with Icelandic producer Exos on a track driven by dissonant melodic wobbles and the hypnotic ticking of a few select drum hits. Still, it's hard not to hear her influence across these selections. Bjarki's "Revolution," quick in tempo and nervy in melody, sounds like it was composed specifically to fill blank space in Kraviz's DJ sets; chances are the untitled Barcode Population cut, a galloping obscurity plucked from her record bag, has been doing the same for some time now. De Niro Is Concerned may mine a hyper-specific sound, but it's easy to imagine at least a few of Kraviz's choice cuts becoming yours.