On the A-side, the drums take centre stage. There's something deliriously unbalanced about "Macro Beat"'s dense, latin-inflected groove; it's easy to lose your place in the tumble of woody percussion, and the unruly synth squiggles halfway through add to the chaos. "Moment Beat" packs a similar dynamism into a taut, shuffling swing. Its tight focus is gradually blurred by the onset of twinkling arps, before the whole thing snaps back into focus for a propulsive final drop.
The B-side loosens its focus on rhythm, though not entirely. "Tumbler" rests on a firm house thud, but everything else about it is teasingly strange. There's the stuttering high-end percussion, which builds into intense 16th-note barrages before evaporating, and the Rhodes lines beat-repeated into angular shapes. (For more beat-repeat wizardry, check Taraxacum highlight "Painted Cakes Satisfy Hunger.") The untitled closer is gorgeous ambient. Leif, it turns out, is brilliant at that, too.