The stringy, high-frequency synth on "Final Credits" initially reminded me of a similar sound on William Onyeabor's "Fantastic Man," and, more vaguely, the earthiness of an Arthur Russell remix. The synthy disco echoes of those artists linger, though "Final Credits" actually samples Lee Alfred's "Rockin - Poppin Full Tilting," a little-known 45 released in 1980. The original's ramshackle groove is smartly edited, but the vocal is Midland's trump card—pumped with a lot of soul and a little helium, it gives "Final Credits" a rousing second wind.
"Vigilante" sounds more like the Midland we've come to know: dramatic and elegantly melodic, with sour synth top notes that give the music a moody swagger. More than the two tracks on his first Regraded 12-inch, Double Feature, this B-side feels like an intuitive merger of ideas. Bringing together grainy disco drums and smooth, sustained organ notes, Agius anchors his recent disco influences with the brooding, after-dark moments that he's long made his own.