These Moments Dismantled features two versions of the title track, with B-side "Variant" proving itself to be the evil twin. That one's gnarled mechanics and relentless, concussive kicks nearly consume Dalt's whispered pseudo-melodies, a brutalist approach These Hidden Hands temper with angelic harmony and dashes of tuneful low-end.
"These Moments Dismantled" is no less ruthless with its production, but the details are more pronounced, the peaks and valleys more dynamic. Dalt is given ample space to let each delicate syllable waft and dissolve in the air, like Beth Gibbons at her most damaged. In fact, both sides evoke Portishead's "Machine Gun," as if remixed by The Haxan Cloak and Vessel—which, to be clear, is a huge compliment. If the next These Hidden Hands LP works with vocals and industrial as extraordinarily as These Moments Dismantled, something unforgettable is on its way.