Of course, Mannerfelt doesn't settle for simply framing her voice with his asymmetric beats. Instead, he weaves it deep into the fabric of his music. On opener "Building Of The Mountain," a single wordless note repeats alongside a handful of other sounds, each spinning carefully around the others like the arms of a child's mobile. On "Limits To Growth," Mannerfelt fades between the words "create" and "growth," while dry, precise drum patterns tense and relax. Much of the album uses this structure, setting a few loops into uneven motion and then letting them splay apart and reform. Most tracks don't seem to go anywhere, but by the time they finish we're somewhere quite unexpected.
Mannerfelt gets a lot of variety from his approach. The billowing chords of "BZ Reaction" and "The Confidence Of Ignorance" recall dub techno; the former's sour guitar twangs are particularly juicy. Elsewhere, the mood is spookier, as on "Coast To Coast" and "Abysmal," whose B-movie atmosphere gives way to weird blasts of choir. Sometimes Mannerfelt riffs on the club-leaning sound of his Ultimate Hits record. "Her Move" is oddball techno with the compulsive bounce of Oni Ayhun. Album highlight "Perspective" is bizarre cubist electro. It might be potent on a dance floor, but as ever, Mannerfelt can't stop tweaking things, shuffling patterns around to send dancing bodies reeling off balance.
Glasser's voice doesn't emerge fully formed from this strange soup until the closing track, "I Love You," on which Mannerfelt's exploratory loops are arranged into something like a song. It's no less original than lots of his solo work, but quite a bit more entertaining to listen to.