Only half of the EP is DJ-friendly, and even then it's not exactly built for the club. The A1 is a muffled groover that's heavy on filters and reverb, with the occasional backwards drum loop and a moment where it kind of malfunctions, haphazardly cutting in and out. The B1 is more out there, with long passages of backwards drums and chords that sound blissfully exhausted. The whole thing seems to move sideways, like a crab scuttling under a reef.
You wonder if Lowtec doesn't enjoy the experimental tracks more. The A2 is a bleak and lovely ambient number that opens with a mournful wail of synth, eventually giving rise to a rattling, drumless rhythm. The B2 has an air of Andy Stott about it, with rumbling chords like distant foghorns and a syncopated 103 BPM groove. Like the excellent sleeve design by mutantexture, all four are both lush and drab—precisely the kind of uneasy contrast that makes Lowtec's music so good.