The label's comeback could have easily gone any which way, especially with a directive based on brains meeting brains, as Steffi recently described it. But if you're hoping for classic Klakson, you're in luck. If you're hoping for something new, there's some of that, too. The title track is typical "cheeky" Dexter, with unmistakable riffs off his definitive "I Don't Care" hit, only it's more of a squidgy, percolating electro-bass number that sounds like it was paid a visit from Flat Eric. It's definitely the most playful track on Troubles, which seems to get a bit more straight-faced (just a bit) and retro-sounding from there on in.
"Flashback" and "Twilight Life" are all dreamy, suffused with lush pads and chords, while "Patternmaster" is closer to Dexter's vintage dirty aesthetic. Here he's spliced it with sci-fi synths just to amplify that time-capsule feel. It's more foreboding than the rest, but with all that zithering and melodrama going on, we're reminded not to take it too seriously. That wouldn't be the Klakson way.