Indeed, there is a blockbuster quality to "IDL," which feels like one of those 20-minute sessions condensed down into six. As usual, it's made with bright, opaque tones (and glockenspiel) that pluck out a Eurodance-style melody, speeding up and slowing down at a whim. Typical of Life Sim, "IDL" is written in passages, taking itself apart and rebuilding a few times. It doesn't necessarily go anywhere, but the repetition alone helps make that catchy melody feel progressively more urgent. There's a certain elegance to it—no irony or pretentiousness, just pure melody.
Thy Slaughter, one of the more obscure PC Music affiliates, surfaces for a remix that starts out with elements of classical music, before crinkling its nose and throwing down some nasty drums and sputtering samples. The rework ends by returning to the majesty of the original with gorgeous organs and chimes. It's an expectedly bizarre turn rounding off PC Music's best single of 2015.