"Stumbler" makes a fine case in point. Hobbling along, a modulating chord spreads across the stereo field—it's instantly familiar, yet there's no other Huismans track that sounds so exquisitely skewed. "Syrinx" is just as adept at the balancing act: it feels like an electro tune caught in a zero-gravity chamber, with crunchy synths and bleepy chords spinning around a drum track that might wander away at any moment.
Treading on slightly firmer ground, AMS008 highlights more contrasts. "Havoc" is a jagged, hard-swung banger, but the sharp edges are offset by soft chords that skid from left to right, occasionally eclipsing the whole track. "Half Hour Jam On A Borrowed Synth" is the odd one out, with textures that are more brittle and glassy than we're used to from Huismans. It's still a typically offbeat jam, shimmying down his usual staggered scales. The title evokes images of Huismans exploring a new machine for the first time, and still somehow conjuring his sound. It's what we've watched him do for the last decade: subtly reinventing himself while keeping his music's core ideals intact.