Bjarki and Barcode Population each provide a remorseless techno rager. The former's "Naked Naked" has a quaint prog edge that somehow makes it all the harder; the latter's "Temple Ball" is two decades older (the third track by the '90s outfit to appear on трип), but more than holds its own. Elsewhere the mood is tense and unstable. A second Bjarki track, "Baepolar," opens the EP with breakbeats and the distant threat of a Reese bassline. Another Icelander, the late Biogen, creates swirling, fractal beat patterns on an untitled track dredged from his archives. "Taorak," by Russian duo PTU, is UK garage with the bones picked clean, nervous and angular.
The odd one out is Kraviz's own track, "Don't Mind Wrong Keys." It's got the speed—she runs her Volca drum machine ragged through a distortion unit—but the mood is lightened by synth chords that wander across the keyboard with a nonchalance suggested in the title. Is it playable? Probably not, and that's part of its appeal.